Couldn’t believe how many braved the icy roads, pavements and cold to come last night to our first in the series of Pilgrimage. What a good evening it was – lots to chew over in Brigid and Liam’s accounts from Lourdes which inspired and enticed. A few of us find the idea of the process of journey appealling… perhaps one or two will actually ‘do’ Santiago de Compostela one day.
Of course we’re all going to Pembrokeshire in 4 weeks’ time and planning a pilgrimage day. The idea of hardship and self-denial, so usually linked with pilgrimage, isn’t immediately obvious in our expectations of our time together, but the weather may add something to make it all rather more authentic!
We ended our evening returning to our beloved Celtic Evening Liturgy from the Northumbria Community, remembering that we are on a pilgrimage together already. It felt good to name and include those not with us, those known to us who are struggling and, not least, Tony in his present demanding journey.
It’s SO good to be journeying together AND there’s room for more to join us!