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Iona is an island which lies off the west coast of Scotland.Today, this is principally a spiritual retreat centred on the Iona Community which has a line of descent from the arrival of St. Columba in AD 563. Columba founded an early Irish-Christian monastery from where Christianity was introduced into Northern Britain.

Today, we departed Craignure on Isle of Mull and drove to Fionnphort then ferry to Iona. On Iona we viisted the famous Abbey and other sites then returned by ferry to Mull where we undertook an anti-clockwise tour taking in Eas Fors Waterfall and Calgary Bay.



Crosses

Tonight, I am focusing on the ancient Christian crosses on the island of Iona which lies off Scotland’s West Coast.

Video clip of Iona Abbey in context of mainland.


Iona is famous for the connection with St. Columba who arrived on the island in AD 563 and proceeded to build a monastery. Over the succeeding centuries these early foundations proved secure as the ecclesiastical community has survived savage Viking raids and the Reformation. Today, the Abbey is a world-renowned ecumenical centre.

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