Concerning our NEXT year (2019) Pilgrimages, here are the news:
We have added one more week of pilgrimage: August 24 – 31, which brings the total to seven weeks of pilgrimage.
Thank you so much for the wonderful response to our Pilgrimage announcement! We have decided to add two more weeks of pilgrimage for the summer of 2019 – one in May and one in August – to accommodate your holiday schedules. My sincere gratitude to those who advised us to do that.
Below is an update on the available places (updated today, April 12, 2018).
18 – 25 May: 10 available places
1 – 8 June: 7 available places
15 – 22 June: 8 available places
29 June – 6 July: 2 available places
20 – 27 July: 1 available place (must be a lady pilgrim)
3 – 10 August: FULLY BOOKED
24 – 31 August: 2 available places
As in previous years, we shall limit each group to only ten people per pilgrimage – this is due to the size of the boats we use, as well as that of the house. I also find that a larger number of pilgrims takes away the opportunity to spend time together and to properly meet each other.
For a fourth year running, we shall keep the cost of the pilgrimage unchanged – 1400 USD / person (double occupancy). The cost in pounds will be updated regularly, due to currency exchange variations. The price includes everything for the week you are in the Isles – accommodation for seven nights, all meals, three cars available for transport, a sailing boat and a motor boat to get us to the isles we shall visit, ferry tickets, entry tickets to museums and historical sites, and fees.
Cheques should be written to our US organisation – American Friends of the Celtic Saints – and sent to 3736 W County Rd 4, Berthoud, CO 80513
The remaining balance is due by the end of the calendar year (31 December 2018).
We visit some of the most remote and authentic holy sites connected with early Celtic Christianity. Some of these places have been uninhabited for centuries, with no touristic or religious routes linking them to other destinations. The pilgrimages organised by the Monastery are the only way one can visit some of these isles.
Among many other places, we shall get to the Isle of Iona (Iona Abbey, Martyrs’ Bay, the Nunnery, St Oran’s Chapel, the famous Celtic High Crosses, St Columba’s Bay, the Hill of the Turning Back to Ireland and the Machair); the ruins of St Kenneth’s monastery and the ancient hermit cave; St Brendan’s monastery and bee-hive cell on his uninhabited Isle; and some of the great Christian places on the Isle of Mull (such as The Nuns’ Cave and Kilninian).