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Travel & Pilgrimage
April 09, 2021
Curtis Williams
Saints and sinners, miracles and miscreants, and even Old Scratch himself … the literature associated with the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela abounds in characters and tales as colorful, instructive and entertaining as anything in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
April 08, 2021
Catholic News Agency
It’s a mystery that has puzzled researchers for almost 150 years. In 1878, a wooden box containing two skulls and a cluster of other bones was discovered in an attic in the Welsh town of Holywell.
April 01, 2021
Sarah Sands
After a tour of monasteries, Sarah Sands learns to enjoy the silence – until she has to talk about it
April 01, 2021
William Cash
Sands was invited to luxury house parties in Tuscany where her Russian media mogul’s host’s dog eats Boris Johnson’s computer cord. It is time for a Reset.
April 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Adam Dant on travelling in style to the Queen of cities
April 01, 2021
Guy Hayward
Guy Hayward explains how sitting next to a stranger on a train led to his mapping out 10 new English Heritage pilgrimage trails that step into religious history
March 04, 2021
John Cookson
Asked in February why he was making a tour of Iraq at a time of growing political tension and worries about the spread of Covid, Pope Francis replied: “I am the pastor of people who are suffering.”
March 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? Twenty years ago, almost by accident, my husband Raymond and I discovered St Winefride’s Well at Holywell. We were driving through North Wales and we saw a sign, so on spec we turned down the road. It is the oldest uninterrupted pilgrim site in the UK; at least 800 years old
March 01, 2021
Curtis Williams
Curtis Williams, veteran leader of Camino pilgrimages, reflects on the changing nature of the famous pilgrimage route in the Jubilee Year of St James
March 01, 2021
Michael Hodges
Michael Hodges follows in Archbishop Becket’s footsteps along the Clarendon Way
February 07, 2021
Allan Scott
Allan Scott, co-creator of The Queen’s Gambit, looks back on his youth as he strolls along the beaches near Pluscarden Abbey.
February 01, 2021
Curtis Williams
How did the relics of St. James, martyred by King Herod Agrippa I in Jerusalem in AD 44, end up in the remote and wild northwestern corner of Roman Hispania in the first place? Curtis Williams takes us to the crossroads of history and legend.