Monthly Archives: June 2014

About the Iona Community

First, I would encourage you to Google Iona Community and visit their webpage for the most comprehensive information about the Community. There is an Isle of Iona — off the west coast of Scotland and there is an Iona Community. … Continue reading

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Back on Iona

I am back on the Isle of Iona. For those of you who have not followed my blog for very long I will explain a bit more about this place in a few days. But in a nutshell, Iona is … Continue reading

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Oh the places you will stay

This, by far, has been one of my most extreme, prolonged and adventurous travels, to say nothing of the diversity of tasks that I engaged in while away. I was on a walking pilgrimage through Spain which required hiking boots … Continue reading

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Three little beads

One of my favorite possessions from the Camino is a beaded, woven prayer chain that one of my fellow “peregrinos” made. She crafted one for each member of our pilgrimage team. It is small and doesn’t add to the burden … Continue reading

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Two holy islands, a beautiful contrast

Earlier this summer I visited Lindisfarne Island, Holy Island, on the east coast of Scotland/England, a place of pilgrimage for Christians related to the Isle of Iona by a common heritage of Christian evangelism. In the last few days I … Continue reading

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Always a friendly face

I have zig-zagged back and forth across the UK. Landed at Manchester, England I caught the train at the station to go to Sheffield. The journey continued from Manchester to Berwick-upon-Tweed, then to Edinburgh, Aberdeeen, Glasgow and finally Ayr. Since … Continue reading

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Being still and pondering

It has been about a week since completing the Camino de Santiago. It has taken about a week to take in what that might mean to me. I have spent the in between time slowing down, being still and pondering. … Continue reading

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Holy Island

My pilgrimage has taken me to Holy Island, one of the Farne islands off the East Coast of England. This was the seat of Christianity for the borders region of Scotland/England. It was settled by Cuthbert, a monk sent out … Continue reading

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How will you behave in the world?

A pressing question for me is how will what you have experienced effect or affect your daily routine. Does a 10 day walk through the Spanish countryside to arrive at one of the three holiest places in the world actually … Continue reading

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Loads of People and practicing our language

I don’t speak Spanish. I have some Spanish vocabulary, probably equal to a 4 or 5 year old. So throughout our journey I have had to search my limited vocabulary for enough words to obtain necessary information, such as what … Continue reading

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