Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Motion of the Pilgrimage: To Iona

Yesterday at a Presbytery meeting, someone mentioned to me the possibility of going on a pilgrimage to Iona.

One of my friends on "Facebook" recently got back from a pilgrimage to Iona.

Iona may be calling.

It is a place of pilgrimage for lots of Protestants. We seem to feel safe going to a place that isn't "too Catholic." It is a place of deep beauty, quiet rest, and a jumping off place as well for other pilgrimage. Saints Cuthbert and Aidan both were sent from the community of Iona to the other side of England, to Lindisfarne, the Holy Isle.

Perhaps it is time to go and simply "be" on Iona's quiet land.

Buen Camino!