The Isles of Scilly off the west coast of Cornwall are known today for their beauty and slow way of life. However, in Celtic times, it's thought that they were a hive of Spiritual activity with hermits and monks living on most of the many islands. On St Helen's the remains of St Elidius' prayer oratory and church still exist and can be visited. 

The Scillies epitomise the 'edge of the world' places the Celtic monks searched for, where they felt the Spirit realm was a 'thin' place and they could commune with God more readily. They are remote, wild, exposed to the full force of the Atlantic gales in winter, yet also incredibly beautiful. 

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