Tag Archives: Pilgrimage

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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‘One man’s meat is another man’s poison’…

The Lord’s prayer is the international, multicultural, interdenominational prayer that links all Christians… The prayer that Jesus taught to his disciples: In it we ask God to :’Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us‘. But … 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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Feet of clay

Term has ended at the College. And everyone is packing up to leave, as fast as they can. Worn out and unwell, energies and emotions spent -the holiday has come just in time. I have just come from speaking to … Continue reading

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The end of the beginning

I have completed the route plan, and the time plan. The first full draft at least. 42 Cathedrals, from Carlisle to Truro; 1510 miles over 73 days. The route includes several former abbeys; 2 ancient hermitages- one with a holy … Continue reading

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