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Iona Retreats

by Michael Ford last modified 14 May, 2019 03:44 PM

Although its residential centres remain closed for refurbishment, the Iona Community will be running an Autumn residential programme based at a local hotel.

Iona Retreats

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The programme, at the St Columba Hotel on Iona, includes retreats that offer the chance to pause and take stock of life – 'to gather in what is ripe, to clear the ground and prepare for what lies ahead.'

The events will be led by poet and award-winning translator of Rilke and Meister Eckhart, Mark Burrows; long-time Wild Goose Resource Member Jo Love; and art historian and popular speaker Debbie Lewer, who also led the Easter 2018 retreat.

Dates are as follows:

18 – 23 October:
Ripening in Wisdom: Elder Poets as Sages of the Harvest of Life
Mark Burrows, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum

23 – 28 October:
Kicking Leaves and Kindling Fires
Jo Love, Wild Goose Resource Group

28 Oct – 2 Nov:
Lightening the Dark, Darkening the Light: Exploring the Shadows of Art and Faith
Debbie Lewer, University of Glasgow

Fuller descriptions of the programmes can be found by clicking here and following the links.

Based at the lovely St Columba Hotel, each programme is five nights; prices start at £735 per person and include continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and programme charges. Places can be reserved via the St Columba website or by phoning the hotel on 01681 700 304.

Any queries can be directed to Pat Bennett via .

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