The Guild is currently offering two opportunities for sacred travel: one to Iona and one to Assisi.

Pilgrimage to Assisi:
In the Footsteps of Francis & Clare

May 2023

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANCIS & CLARE is an immersion experience in Assisi, Italy — a unique opportunity to contemplate your own spiritual path in companionship with beloved Saints Francis and Clare.

The retreat highlights their life events, spirituality, and writings, explored through talks, meditations, and practices, including questions for contemplation. These help encourage the kind of listening that prompts deeper understanding of your personal story and the ways in which it is woven into the universal story; the ways in which your being touches and impacts all other being and matter; and the ways in which all things are in relationship with each other.

On this pilgrimage, you are invited to nurture body, mind, and spirit by living into the wise ways of Francis and Clare. In doing so, you can call forth what is deepest within you and begin to express that outwardly, within and around the medieval city of Assisi.

Pilgrimage to Iona
April 26 – May 5, 2024

What are you Seeing?  What Sees you?
The Integration and Interrelationship of Images that Heal

The American artist Georgia O’Keeffe often reminded her visitors that “it takes time to see… like a relationship takes time.”    We will journey to Iona with the intention of taking the time to see; to see in layers and to see in different ways.  We will pay attention to those images that invite healing and curiosity.   

You are invited to journey to the isle of Iona to immerse yourself in the art of seeing; seeing that is deeper than retina and lens.  Our journey will be supported by the landscape and hospitality of Iona, and guided by the shared wisdom of the group, the Celtic pilgrims Brigid and Columba, and early 20th century pilgrims Georgia O’Keeffe and John Muir, who reminds us that “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe” and “wherever we go in the mountains we find more than we seek.”