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
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: 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.
Er versprach, sie ewig zu lieben. Doch selbst die Ewigkeit kennt manchmal ein Ende ... 1943, London: In der Ruine einer zerbombten Kirche trifft der amerikanische Pilot Dan Rosinski die junge Engländerin Stella Thorne. Es ist der Beginn einer unaufhaltbaren, aber unmöglichen Liebe, denn Stella ist verheiratet, und Dans Chancen, den Krieg zu überleben, sind mehr als gering. In einer Zeit, in der alles ungewiss ist, schreiben sie sich Briefe, um an dem festzuhalten, woran sie glauben: ihre Liebe. Viele Jahrzehnte später rettet sich eine junge Frau in ein leerstehendes Haus in einem Londoner Vorort. Da erreicht sie ein Brief, der sie in die Geschichte einer Liebe hineinzieht, die ein halbes Jahrhundert überlebt hat ...
The services and resources in The Iona Abbey Worship Book reflect the Iona Community's commitment to the belief that worship is all that we are and all that we do, both inside and outside the church, with no division into the 'sacred' and the 'secular'.
Author: Iona Grey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2019-05-30
The epic and long-awaited new romance from the author of Letters to the Lost, winner of the RNA Award. 'Emotionally fraught, evocative and redemptive, The Glittering Hour has been well worth the wait. What a superb novel - Iona Grey really is back with aplomb’ Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid’s Room ‘Poignant, beautiful and sad. A must read!’ Katrina Oliver 'Deeply captivating, engaging and so irresistible. I could not put it down! Petra Quelch 1925. The war is over and a new generation is coming of age, keen to put the trauma of the previous one behind them. Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing whose life is dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure; to parties and drinking and staying just the right side of scandal. Lawrence Weston is a struggling artist, desperate to escape the poverty of his upbringing and make something of himself. When their worlds collide one summer night, neither can resist the thrill of the forbidden, the lure of a love affair that they know cannot possibly last. But there is a dark side to pleasure and a price to be paid for breaking the rules. By the end of that summer everything has changed. ? A decade later, nine year old Alice is staying at Blackwood Hall with her distant grandparents, piecing together clues from her mother’s letters to discover the secrets of the past, the truth about the present, and hope for the future. Netgalley readers are falling in love with Iona's storytelling yet again! ‘I HAVE NO WORDS GUYS!' 'I am completely and utterly speechless, it has been days since I finished The Glittering Hour for the SECOND time in two days, seriously. I was so distraught at being forced to say goodbye that I couldn’t face even looking at another book, let alone reading another one. So I did the only thing that made any sense, I picked it up again and went back to the story again' 'How am I supposed to put into words how this story quite literally stole my heart, smashed it into a billion pieces and rebuilt it all in one day? It simply impossible to just put her books down, for even a second! The Glittering Hour is of course no different, once you start, from that very first page, you are irrevocably hers until she has finished with you' 'Breathtakingly beautiful, but even that description doesn’t give it the justice it truly deserves' 'I have waited for what seems a lifetime for The Glittering Hour, after loving Letters to the Lost so much I was worried it maybe wouldn’t live up to expectations. But how wrong I was, The Glittering Hour was EVERYTHING and MORE. More than I could have ever hoped and prayed for. It has well and truly surpassed all my expectations and smashed them well and truly out the park' 'When it comes to historical fiction I have had a favourite author, who no one in the world could even get close to, after this I have to give that crown to my new Queen, Iona Grey' 'This review will never be able to give it the justice it so rightly deserves. There simply is not enough words or even the right words to express to you how stunning this book is' 'The Glittering Hour is breathtakingly beautiful, stunning and an epic love story that will stay with you forever. Iona is an extremely talented story-teller, who can truly make you feel as though you are living within the pages. Compelling and utterly impossible to put down' Further praise for Iona Grey: ‘Captivating characters, convincing and compelling’ Fern Britten ‘An epic story of love and loss that will break your heart’ Santa Montefiore 'A beautiful, tender story from a naturally gifted storyteller. A wonderful debut novel and a real weepy!' Lucinda Riley 'A captivating and deliciously romantic tale of life-lasting love that will tear your heart in two' Rachel Hore 'Extraordinarily vivid, compelling and beautifully told' Miranda Dickinson 'Sweeping, wonderful and truly, truly romantic' Julie Cohen 'A moving period love story' Sunday Mirror 'A beautiful love story' Prima 'A touching story that swept me along to its end' Woman & Home 'Tender, heart-rending and utterly compelling' Good Housekeeping
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.