IONA

Mission

The name Iona evokes a rich and ancient spiritual legacy which endures to this day.

Fifteen centuries ago the Irish monk Columba and his companions founded a center for spiritual culture which illuminated the world with grace and hope. Founded on the island of Iona off Scotland, Columba’s settlement was a great school for learning, artistic expression, ecological mindfulness, and service. A half century ago the Congregation of Christian Brothers founded a college and named it Iona.

Iona College bears a deep and long standing commitment to the illumination of culture in the light of religious faith, and is engaged in a penetrating reflection on the crisis and potentials of contemporary human culture. In that tradition, the Iona Spirituality Institute is a center for the cultivation of the spiritual life through the sacred arts of study, prayer, creative expression, and service to the community of Earth in a commitment to justice and ecological responsibility.

The Iona Spirituality Institute offers opportunities for spiritual reflection and experience in a variety of settings and at modest cost within the context of the Center for Campus Ministries. You are invited to the lectures, workshops, retreats, pilgrimages and celebrations intended to bring us closer to the wellsprings of the spiritual life.