The Lindisfarne Community is an independent, ecumenical religious community in the Anglo-Celtic tradition. We are committed to the "new (or secular) monasticism."  A friend of the community described us as "A religious order with apostolic succession." Our mother house, the home of our abbess and abbot, is in Ithaca, NY. We have professed members from a number of nations: the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa.

Our spirituality is a balanced life of prayer, study, service and rest . . . . a new form of monasticism. We are relational, egalitarian, contemplative, sacramental and inclusive. We are part of the "emerging church" exploring new ways of being Christian in the twenty-first century.

We have an annual retreat in the USA and occasionally in the UK.

We are deeply rooted in historical Christianity, yet are open to insights from other traditions. Our prayer is "to be as Christ to those we meet, to find Christ within them."

We have embraced emphases from, among others, the Celtic Christian communities of the fourth to ninth centuries in Northern Britain and Ireland; the desert fathers and mothers and the early monastic movement; the Christian mystics; the radicals of the sixteenth century; the charismatic, Christian feminist and home church movements of the twentieth century. Community members have received wisdom from Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish, and secular traditions,  in the belief that "all truth is God's truth."

Join us at Casowasco, June 13-15, for the Lindisfarne Community Annual Retreat.  For more information, view our brochure.  To register, make payment for the retreat by check or online using the second link on our donation page.

In addition, Jane and Andy Fitz-Gibbon are available to lead or speak at you next retreat.
Lindisfarne Book

The first three books in the series are the community's prayer and liturgy resource, the history, understandings and personal stories of members, and the reflections of the community's abbot on theology, philosophy, practice, and life. 
Each book is available in hardback, paperback and on Kindle and Nook.