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A Passion Project

I don’t recall too many conversations in my life beginning with the words: “When I was on the cross last night…”. But there was one the other week in Oberammergau, as the entire Bavarian village geared up for the opening of this year’s Passion Play. It was nigh impossible to walk into a bar or

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On pilgrimage: Rachel Johnson takes the Two Moors Way

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

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On Pilgrimage with Rosemary Hill

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

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On Pilgrimage with Emma Bridgewater

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

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Tales of St James

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.

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The 2021 Holy Year of Jubilee in Santiago

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.

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