A Residential Retreat to the Abbey on Iona

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Parish Life | 0 comments

A Residential Retreat to the Abbey on Iona

After talking with Fr. Dick around a Hinton campfire some two years ago, Alison Forbes has been working to find a time to get a group together to experience what this most special and Holy island has to offer.

She has visited 3 times, each pilgrimage led by her then parish priest in the City of London, a member of the Iona community. He is now the Dean of Montreal and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, Canada. Together, we are hoping to take a group of his parishioners with a group from St Pat’s.

At this stage, we are waiting on the Iona Community programming for 2020 to be published. As a member of the community, Fr. Bertrand will get an early head’s up. We may need to be ready to make a decision about a programmed week quickly as both The Abbey and MacLeod Centre book up very early and are currently being re-furbished.

We imagine the first date a trip might be possible is August or September 2020 but we may have to wait until 2021.

Please talk with Alison if you are interested in learning more. It would be helpful to have a ballpark number and list of names.

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