Category Archives: Planning the Pilgrimage

The Body of Christ

Today is the feast day of ‘Corpus Christi’ – when many parts of the Church across the world will give thanks for Christ’s Institution of Holy Communion, and all that it means and has meant over time for the Church. … Continue reading

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A little pilgrimage… or just a longish walk?

In three weeks I am to be ordained priest. In the mean time my training incumbent has given me my Summer Holiday time… My husband has some work to do and my daughter has some pre-school sessions to attend, so … Continue reading

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Walking to the Oasis

My spiritual director here at college said to me ‘all prayer is a journey’, and I believed him… because he is a wise old chap who prays fulltime as a vocation, and he looks like one of the Desert Fathers: … Continue reading

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Niggles

I’m waiting to find out whether my tutors have any objections to my spending the Summer walking across Britain, between cathedrals. And to be honest, I’m kind of hoping they will come back and say that after prayerful consideration they … Continue reading

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Footfalls

When engineers and programmers first tried to create a robotic machine that would ‘walk’ like a human being, they had a great deal of trouble… I remember as a young girl, watching the TV documentary, Horizon or Tomorrow’s World or … Continue reading

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+ Marks the Spot

As planning for this pilgrimage goes on, I’ve been using a spreadsheet on which the daily routes are entered. There are various stopping places, but whenever the entry is a cathedral -I’ve marked it Durham+ or Ely+ or wherever. On … Continue reading

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Butterflies

Since ancient times,  the butterfly has been a powerful symbol of life beyond death.  Ancient Egyptians and Greeks placed golden butterflies in tombs, as part of the grave goods -symbolising immortality and new life. For early Christians the symbolism was … Continue reading

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