A ruggedly beautiful island off the Western coast of Scotland, Iona is renowned for being a sacred place and space for retreat, reflection and transformation.
Not much has changed since St. Columba first set foot on the island in AD563. Tiny, remote and windswept, Iona offers visitors a landscape imbued with spiritual appeal.
The isle is considered the birthplace of Celtic spirituality, a “thin place” where heaven and earth seem especially close.
There are certain places on this planet — like lona — where we more immediately remember the soul of creation. John Philip Newell
Iona is an ideal setting for long walks of discovery that touch the beauty of the natural world, while providing a pathway to the inner life.
Experiencing an Iona Sojourn with other adventurous people on pilgrimage is a special gift of time for the soul.
In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart and soul. Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage