SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Travel & Pilgrimage
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.
January 29, 2021
Simon Jenkins
Simon Jenkins on how the British Pilgrimage Trust has helped revive the pilgrimage tradition as a metaphor for life.
December 29, 2020
William Cash
Catholic Herald chairman William Cash recently walked the first part of the so-called “Becket Way” from Southwark Cathedral into Kent, a relatively new pilgrimage route from Southwark to Canterbury.
December 08, 2020
Sarah Sands
The ruin near my house has become a centre of gravity in my life
December 02, 2020
Guilherme Ringuenet
'Almost too beautiful to be real': Despite challenges, a small Catholic community looks to the future.
October 15, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? As it’s not an easy time to go abroad at the moment, I’d like to go somewhere in Wales. I’ve never been there but I want to after recently watching Coast, the TV show. It looks so beautiful, you can’t believe it. I flew over Wales once on the way to
September 29, 2020
Joseph Shaw
What exactly are we losing as our lives move increasingly online? Few of us will be sorry to forgo long commutes, and we will all have our own experiences of online work meetings, email collaboration, and teaching by video-link. As for large-scale devotional events, the Latin Mass Society, like other Catholic organisations, had to learn
September 29, 2020
William Cash
Just as there are different levels of rigour and toughness within the various monastic orders – with the Carthusian rule of St Bruno still being one of harshest regimes – so it is with long-distance walking routes named after saints. You have your entry-level “novice” walks, such as the 14-mile Abbesses’ Way in Shropshire, much
September 21, 2020
Michael Duggan
On a Saturday morning in July, I stood for a few moments on the edge of the main road that runs from Slough to Maidenhead, somewhere between the site of the Taplow Giant Car Boot Sale and the Nike Factory Shop. And then, turning heel, I began walking south, away from the hum of traffic,
August 18, 2020
Staff Reporter
The annual Assumption celebrations at Lourdes took place on Saturday with markedly reduced attendance due to pandemic-related restrictions
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