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Travel & Pilgrimage
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.
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
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