This week we made a pilgrimage to one of the most sacred and beautiful places in the world- Iona.
Iona is a tiny island of the west coast of Scotland, and this wonderful place was the cradle of Christianity in the western world after the collapse of the Roman empire. A center of Christian learning for centuries, and today a place of restorative spirituality in the form of the Iona community who oversee the upkeep and vitality of the Abbey.
This place is not a relic, like so many ancient cathedrals, but a vibrant hub of thought and prayer.
It's wonderful, and I'll post more about this later...in the meantime, here is one of my shots of the early medieval Abbey...