Author: Dr Rosemary Power
Publisher: Canterbury Press
Release Date: 2013-12-12
Historian and Iona Community member Rosemary Power tells the story of the small Hebridean island of Iona and its remarkable spiritual influence over fifteen centuries. Beginning with the earliest Stone Age settlements, she combines new translations of early Gaelic and medieval Latin prayers with original research to chart: the founding of the abbey in 563ADsix centuries of monasticism: food, lifestyle, work and the pattern of daily prayerarchitecture, the high crosses and early artmedieval Iona: the nunnery, womens lives, and catering for pilgrimspost Reformation Iona: the rebuilding of the Abbey, the lives of the resident population and what visitors from the 17th century onwards experienced
Author: Kenneth C. Steven
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Children's stories
A story from the island of Iona in the Scottish Hebrides. On St Columba's bay, the beach where the monks first landed in their coracles from Ireland, you can still find the most beautiful green stones, polished by the sea. This is the legend of how these wonderful stones came to be, and why they are there to this very day.
The little island of Iona has a rich tradition of spiritual and historical mystery. Legends abound of Jesus and Mary Magdalene alighting and living here for a period prior to the Crucifixion, as well as the suggestion that Jesus visited the island with his mother under the escort of Joseph of Arimathea. The stories of angel sightings on Iona are legion, with claims that the island was once an exalted temple of natural beauty and wilderness, where only angels’ feet trod and no earthliness was allowed to encroach on its sanctity. The theme of the book, as well as the celebration of sacred Iona as a place of pilgrimage, is the unveiling of the the secret of Rosslyn Chapel, the unique and extraordinary, unfinished little building just beyond Edinburgh that was made famous by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Iona and Rosslyn are united by ancient history, and particularly by the Culdees, the monks of Iona who settled there under St Columba late in the sixth century, and who eventually gave rise to the Templars, whose secret legacy is said to be the mystery of Rosslyn Chapel. The significance of Iona, and the veneration it inspires in its pilgrims, both reaches back into the depths of history and points towards a spiritual future.
Tells the story of the Adomnan of Iona, author of the early medieval classic Life of Columba and revered composer and promulgator of the seventh century 'Law of the Innocents' ensuring the protection of non-combatants in times of war.
Author: John Moorman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 1980-06-01
This authoritative account of the Church in England covers its history from earliest times to the late twentieth century. Includes chapters on the Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Medieval periods before a description of the Reformation and its effects, the Stuart period, and the Industrial Age, with a final chapter on the modern church through 1972.
Author: Richard McQuellon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Every day, thousands of people receive a diagnosis of serious, life-threatening illness, and their families and friends suddenly become caregivers. Despite the best of intentions it is not always easy to communicate well under these circumstances, or find deep empathy for something one has never before experienced. When is it best to speak, and when to be silent? How can someone provide real comfort, and how can relationships with loved ones facing serious illness be enhanced in this most difficult time? This book is about how to be an encouraging caregiver and friend under the most difficult circumstances, when the possibility of death is all too real The authors believe that open dialogue must not be avoided until the last minute when opportunities will be limited, but that caregivers and loved ones can embrace this time, mortal time, honestly as a way to sensitively and compassionately engage with those for whom a central fact of life is realized--that all of our lives are time-limited. In The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness, the authors consider how to best listen to and speak with one facing life-threatening illness, with lessons on being a primary conversation partner, becoming properly empathic and receiving empathy, maintaining everyday conversation, using platitudes appropriately, understanding healthy denial, and talking about dying. Offering bedside guidance usually only available to professionals and peppered with insightful anecdotes from the authors' own experiences, this gentle, succinct book is appropriate for anyone going through this uniquely difficult yet universal life experience.
Continuing the story of Oisin Kelly who has put down roots in the outback Queensland town of Kilgoolga. Here his life becomes entwined with Vietnam War veteran, Harry. Decisions have to be made as to where his life is heading and where his home truly is.
From Ireland, the island of saints, came Colum Cille, or Colum of the Church, known to us as St. Columba. Leaving his homeland, Columba crossed the sea and settled on the island of Iona, where he built a monastery that would change the course of Scottish history. Columba's mission to the northern Picts led to the conversion of Scotland and the foundation of monasteries across the land. His successors would forge connections between Iona and Northumbria, and in particular with the holy island of Lindisfarne. Iona itself, though ravaged over the centuries by the Danes, would be reestablished as a center of Christianity by the Benedictines in the thirteenth century. This popular abridgement of the first volume of Alphons Bellesheim's History of the Catholic Church in Scotland includes the story of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. Appended is information for visitors to Iona.