SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Travel & Pilgrimage
September 02, 2021
Harry Mount
Harry Mount reviews Charlotte Higgins's new book, 'Greek Myths: A New Retelling' for the September '21 issue of the Catholic Herald
September 02, 2021
Violet Hudson
As our great churches are branded must-visit tourist attractions, can we still find solace in them?
September 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? Assisi. We have been several times before and it has always been a very special place for us. As my wife and I turned 50, we wanted to do a special visit and walk there. But then Covid stopped that. Once the world gets back to normal, we will be on
August 05, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? The walking around Stoke-on-Trent is pretty amazing. I know the area because it is where our factories are. Staffordshire is very little-known and it’s marvellous. At the moment I’m walking in Trentham Park – it’s not exactly a pilgrimage but sort of is because Stoke is a holy grail to me. When I first
July 30, 2021
James Jeffrey
In an age of secular pilgrimage, James Jeffrey 
writes about walking with spiritual purpose
July 01, 2021
James Jeffrey
The pain and joy that attend the human condition overflow in the Andalusian capital, finds James Jeffrey
June 24, 2021
Curtis Williams
Tucked away in the remote hamlet of El Cebrero (O Cebreiro in the regional Galician language), atop a 1293-metre pass some 150 kilometres from the tomb of St. James, is the church of Santa María la Real, site of a powerful Eucharistic miracle.
June 01, 2021
Peter Stanford
From Lourdes and Lindisfarne to El Salvador, walking with purpose allows for a more profound look at life
June 01, 2021
Loyd Grossman
Travellers to Rome are all too easily fleeced, but play 
your cards right and you can bypass the heaving 
crowds and overpriced cafes
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  A few years ago I was due to go to Southern India. We’d planned to stay somewhere quite remote that you could only reach by boat. The plan was to spend time fishing and to come up with new recipe ideas. I’ve never been to India before and I like the
May 25, 2021
Guy Hayward
The British Museum’s dazzling survey of the life and legacy of the cult 12th-century saint Thomas Becket is set to be an unlikely summer blockbuster, reports Guy Hayward
May 17, 2021
Curtis Williams
It is impossible to visit Roncesvalles as a pilgrim and remain unmoved by the presence of those, who have left their mark here through the centuries by their faith and prayers, or by their deaths, or by the deeply rooted tradition of Christian charity with which they have been received.
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