Travel & Pilgrimage
May 27, 2022
Michael White
I don’t recall too many conversations in my life beginning with the words: “When I was on the cross last night…”. But there was one the other week in Oberammergau, as the entire Bavarian village geared up for the opening of this year’s Passion Play. It was nigh impossible to walk into a bar or
May 27, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  To Skellig Michael. I went there in 1989 after my mother died and I had become rather agitated about my Irish identity because I had parked it with my mother. We started having holidays in the Gaeltacht; that year I got a boat to Skellig Michael and went to the monastery
April 29, 2022
James Jeffrey
In baking heat on arid land, James Jeffrey walks the 620-mile Via de la Plata from Seville to Santiago de Compostela
April 29, 2022
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Literary critic & writer
March 30, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  Venice. You can buy a ticket which will get you into 14 churches and it includes a map. Some of the 14 churches are well-known but others are slightly off the beaten track, so if you try and visit the 14 churches in three days you’ll get to go to places
March 01, 2022
Ferdie Rous
Ferdie Rous visits the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montligeon in Normandy in search of solace
February 28, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  I would go to Much Wenlock and Wenlock Abbey because it is the site of Saint Milburga, who was an eighth-century abbess from south Shropshire. She created Wenlock Abbey and she was patron of south Shropshire and lepers. She also has a very special relationship with birds. There were pilgrimages to
January 27, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  I’ve done the Camino to Santiago and I’ve always wanted to go to Rome (the Via Francigena). I’d been vaguely thinking next year would be good because it’s the 900th anniversary of the Priory of the Hospital of Saint Bartholomew, which is said to have been founded by Rahere, reputedly the
January 27, 2022
Mark Jenkins
After a period of turmoil, Mark Jenkins heads to the Holy Mountain on a quest for knowledge
January 27, 2022
Tom Westcott
Iraqi Catholics are braving all manner of dangers to keep alive one of the oldest churches on earth
November 30, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? I opted for the Catacombs since, despite many trips to Rome, I’ve never visited them. They are where many martyrs were buried during the great persecutions to keep them safe from desecration. But they also became early places of Christian worship, particularly the Eucharist which was celebrated around the tombs of
November 25, 2021
William Cash
After 44 years, William Cash returns to this ancient island which for centuries was Christianity’s easternmost frontier
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