2019 Pilgrimages – Update on available places

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.
To book a place, you must purchase a non-refundable Deposit (400 USD) either through the monastery website or by cheque. Please send an email to ierom.serafim@yahoo.co.uk before paying for your deposit, to avoid double-booking.
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).

2 Thoughts.

  1. Peace and grace Fr. Serahpem
    I’ve been listening to your sermons
    And i over heard you will be in Canada during April 2018 – if yes can you tell me where about in Canada
    I’m located in toronto area
    Thanks
    Max

    • Dear Max, forgive me for not getting back to you sooner – I was in a small monastery in Colorado (in the Rockies, away from phones, internet and all of that) for the two weeks before Pascha. Unfortunately, I shall not be return to Canada during this trip – God willing, one day, if there is interest, I shall visit Toronto. I would like to, but it is all in God’s hands. I’m flying back to Europe tomorrow – please keep me in your prayers.

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