A ruin on the isle of Iona, Scotland

Pilgrimage to Iona

 Sept. 7 - 14, 2024

Contact for information: or phone 314-965-9155

What does a pilgrimage to Iona include? What is this pilgrimage like? Is this experience for you?

Attend this meeting to learn about the pilgrimage in September 2024 and get all your questions answered.

Browse the photos below for an idea of what you will see and experience.

The Abbey

Worship in the ancient Abbey and meet God there.

Participate in a healing service.

The Abbey altar with a cross full of intentions on sticky notes.

The ancient cemetery on Iona next to another chapel.

Drink in the beauty of Iona.

Lunch at a hotel in the beauty of Iona.

Hike in the cleansing Iona air.

Visit the ruins of the women's monastery.

Sit where the women monks sat.

Take a boat trip to Staffa and walk among the puffins.

Puffin on Staffa Island

Visit with the cattle.

Walk among the sheep.

Enjoy the clean accommodations at the St. Columba Inn.

All you need to prepare yourself for another lovely Iona day.

An ancient chapel on Iona.

New Year's Eve Taizé 2023

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

Please join us on Sunday, December 31, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a special New Year's Eve service in the style of Taizé at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

The Taizé service blends scripture, silence, prayer, and contemplative chants.

FREE off-street lighted, secure parking is on the south side of the cathedral for your comfort.

We will conclude with a toast to the New Year.

All are welcome!

The Gardens of Easter
Quiet Day

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
2039 N. Geyer Rd., St. Louis, MO

Continue to celebrate the Easter season by spending some time visiting the sacred gardens of our salvation – The Garden of Eden, The Garden of Gethsemane, and The Garden of the Resurrection.  The Quiet Day will provide opportunities for meditations, reflection, prayer, and silence.   

The Quiet Day begins at 9:00 am and concludes with a celebration of Eucharist at 12:30 pm.  A Continental breakfast and light snacks will be provided during the time.  Bring a Bible, paper, pencil and yourself.  Join us for this quiet time and give yourself the gift of stillness…rest…and peace.   The Rev. Susan Skinner, an experienced retreat leader, will lead the meditations and guide the day.

The cost for the Quiet Day is $25.00.  Checks should be made payable to Confluence Spirituality and may be brought with you to the retreat.  Registrations must be received by May 5.

Register by clicking here:

Cycle & Center

Discover the Peace and Power of Prayerful Pedaling

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Starting at Taco Bell Shelter
Creve Coeur Lake Park

A leisurely Community Bike Ride around Creve Coeur Lake led by the Rev. Jerre Birdsong & the Rev. Emily Hillquist Davis alternating spiritual readings with kinetic contemplation.

Ride length can vary from under 4 miles to 7 or 14 miles on paved trail.

ORIf you don’t feel like pedaling, you’re invited to stay at the Taco Bell Shelter where the Rev. Susie Skinner will lead meditations from 10-11 am.

Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

If you wish to bicycle, you will need to bring your own bike and, due to Covid, snacks and water.

The shelter holds 50 people, so the event will take place, rain or shine.

After the Cycle and Center is over, ambitious cyclists may wish to continue their riding on the Katy Trail, which is accessible from Creve Coeur Park.

Please register for this free event by October 16, 2021.

No New Year's Eve Taizé 2020

Due to COVID-19, the annual New Year's Eve Taizé sservice held at Christ Church Cathedral is cancelled in 2020. 

We pray your that your health and that of your family may be good during this historic time. And we pray for those who have died and for those who are suffering from the virus.

Iona 2021 Informational Meeting

Find out all about the August-September 2021 pilgrimage to Iona Scotland, sponsored by Confluence, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at 4 p.m. Click below to RSVP.

This informational meeting will be at the home of the Rev. Susie Skinner, pilgrimage leader, 400 Mark Dr., St. Louis, from 4-5:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided as well as the answers to all your questions about the trip.

RSVP here.