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The Iona Community

IonaAbbeyThe Isle of Iona is a small island off the  west coast of Scotland, where in 563 Columba founded a Celtic monastery that was very influential in its own times. In the middle ages it was the site of a Benedictine abbey and over the centuries has attracted many thousands of people on their own pilgrim journeys.

The Iona Community was founded in 1938 by the Rev. George MacLeod, then a parish minister in Glasgow, is an ecumenical Christian community that is committed to seeking new ways of living the Gospel in today’s world.     learn more

The Iona Community – New World Foundation

Early Chapel (1,000 AD)

Early Chapel (1,000 AD)

You may support the Iona Community and its work in the following way.  United States citizens, residents, and corporations may obtain income tax deductions for their contributions, within the terms of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, by sending checks to the order of the Iona Community New World Foundation, Inc. in the care of Kirkridge, 2495 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor PA 18013

American visitors at the Abbey may leave checks in the office to be forwarded on to the Treasurer.  This foundation has been held by the IRS to be a tax exempt charity, and all funds collected are for the work of the Iona Community.  A receipt as required by the IRS will be sent to each donor.

Letter from Peter Macdonald to the Iona Community

 To all Members, Associates and Friends in the United States,

 I am writing to all Members, Associates and Friends in the United States to report on my recent visit to Adelynrood Retreat Centre, Massachusetts and Kirkridge Retreat Centre, Pennsylvania. During my visit those I met expressed how much they cherish their connection with the Iona Community, particularly with regard to the Rule and the Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation commitment. However, it was also made clear to me that they long for more connection. Praying for names listed on a page is not hard for them, but having few opportunities to gather as components of the dispersed Community is difficult.   In the five years that I have been Leader I have become aware… read more

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