Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My Pilgrimage to Holy Island and Iona

Tomorrow I will travel to Scotland to be with Morag Liebert, RCWP. We will visit many holy places in our time together and one place on our itinerary is the Isle of Iona. Iona is described as a place where the divide between the spiritual and the material is tissue-paper thin. Scotland, like my beloved Ireland, is a country saturated with sacred places: standing stones, burial cairns, holy wells and hermits’ caves, as well as myriad abbeys, monasteries and churches in varying states of repair.

I will be visiting the Holy Island of Lindisfarne: In 635 AD Saint Aiden came from Iona and chose to found his monastery on Lindisfarne. The Christian message flourished here and spread throughout the world. 


Another holy place in Scotland is Findhorn. Although we will not visit Findhorn this time, I want to share with you a movie from Findhorn that is most appropriate for us as we lead our church into a new century and we select new leadership in our country.  The film “New Story Film: Change the Story, Change the World” is posted on the Findhorn site at www.findhorn.org. Click the link below to view the movie now: https://vimeo.com/160627867.

Photos from Findhorn:

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