SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Travel & Pilgrimage
November 25, 2021
William Cash
After 44 years, William Cash returns to this ancient island which for centuries was Christianity’s easternmost frontier
October 22, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? The Two Moors Way as I’ve always wanted to walk from Exmoor to Dartmoor, and would stop at the Poltimore Arms, high on Exmoor, a location of Du Maurier wildness and romance where anything can happen (and often does). Who would be your travelling companions? I would take Ziggy, my adorable
October 22, 2021
Bill Colegrave
Bill Colegrave explores the Cycladic island of Syros, a Catholic stronghold in Orthodox Greece for 800 years, where the two Churches coexist in harmony
October 12, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? I would go to Canterbury which is not very original, but I have my reasons. Where I live in south London is very close to the Pilgrims Way and my office is in some almshouses in Peckham called the Pilgrims’ Cloisters. I feel that Canterbury is so essential to the church
October 11, 2021
William Cash
William Cash travels to the holy island of Iona where celebrating Mass today owes much to the mother of Princess Diana
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.
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