pilgrimage

Lindisfarne Priory
Bookings are open for the 2018 Landings UK & Farm Street JesuitsSaints of Northern England Pilgrimagevisiting Lindisfarne, Hexham, Durham and York.  June 8th – 13th 2018.  Led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Fr Thomas KaneEngland is a country with a strong Christian and Catholic heritage with many pilgrimage sites and a plethora of saints from the past inspiring our present and future.  Landings UK, the programme for returning Catholics based at Farm Street, and the Farm Street...
A Bicycle in the grounds of a cloister or church
Why is it that we fast? Is hunger a good thing? Certainly starvation is one of the world’s great evils. Around the world, 200 million people will starve today. I come from a country where - not so very long ago - eight out of every 10 people were lost to probably the worst famine there has ever been - anywhere. Don’t try to tell us that hunger is a good thing!But a little hunger can be a good thing. A little hunger reminds us that human food and drink sustains us only for a short time. We need...
The chapel at the Hospital Divina Providencia where Archbishop Romero resided and where he was assassinated
The Centro Loyola in San Salvador, run by the Jesuit Province of Central American, will host the third pilgrimage to El Salvador organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust later this year. The pilgrimage in November coincides with the Centenary of Blessed Oscar Romero's birth which is being celebrated throughout 2017. It will take place from 13 to 25 November 2017 and bookings are now open.The pilgrimage will include a morning at the Carmelite Hospital where Archbishop Romero lived, and Mass in...
Liverpool pilgrims in Wadowize
More than two dozen parishioners from the North West of England, including several from St Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) in Liverpool, have taken part in a pilgrimage to Poland as part of their celebrations for the Year of Mercy. The 28 pilgrims came from the Liverpool City Centre North Pastoral Area and their visit included places of significance to Saint Pope John Paul II, the home of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa and sites of Second World War atrocities.The pilgrimage to Krakow was...
The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham
The Friends of the Hurtado Jesuit Centre in Wapping are planning a second pilgrimage along the River Thames to visit some historic sites of faith and literature. Last month, they undertook an eight-mile walk to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham at Shiplake, a place of pilgrimage until the Reformation. This weekend, they will be walking along the Thames through the Chilterns, from Goring to Tilehurst.“We had a lovely time doing the last walk!” says The Hurtado Centre’s...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ in northern Iraq
A group of walkers from Farm Street Church in London have begun a ten-day 'Ignatian Camino' to Montserrat, to raise funds for Aid to the Church in Need projects in northern Iraq, and the Jesuit Refugee Service UK. They will be following the route that St Ignatius walked hundreds of years ago, from the Shrine of St Peter Claver in Verdù, across Catalunya to the Abbey of Montserrat and Manresa. Among the walkers on the rout will be Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, the Superior of the Mount Street...
Fr Nick King SJ preaches at the Thanksgiving Mass in Lourdes. Credit: Clifton Diocese
Fr Nicholas King SJ has recently returned from Lourdes where he was the retreat director and Chaplain for the Sick for the Diocese of Clifton’s Pilgrimage. Fr Nick was born and brought up in Bath, which is in the diocese, and has earned a reputation over the years for his translations of scripture, as well as his preaching. The Jesuits administered the Church of St Mary on the Quay in Bristol, at the heart of the Diocese of Clifton, between 1857 and 1996.More than 70 pilgrims took part in...
Giving my faith a workout in the footsteps of St IgnatiusThe Camino Ignaciano is a trail first trodden  by St Ignatius in 1522, wending through the hills of northern Spain between Loyola (near the Atlantic coast) and Manresa (on the Mediterranean side).  It normally takes four weeks.  Mount Street Jesuit Centre’s young adult ministry runs week-long  pilgrimages each June over four years so young working people can do it in short stages.Bokani Tshidzu joined the...
holy land jerusalem
In this Holy Year of mercy, join Aid to the Church in Need in prayer and actionPilgrimage to the Holy Land: 10th - 18th November 2016Cost: £1,239 including flights, half-board accomodation, gratuities and all transfers and entrance fees (subject to fuel surcharges)The pilgrimage will be led by ACN Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr. Dominic Robinson and Nevill Kyrke-Smith, National Director of ACN UK.We hope you will join us on this wonderful opporunity to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord, in...
Prayer in the Church of Reconciliation at Taizé, Wikipedia Commons
Students from universities and colleges throughout Britain are being invited to undertake a pilgrimage to Taizé for Holy Week and Easter. Chaplains in further education institutions are advising students that a coach will be picking up at Manchester and Birmingham, before heading for London from where they will leave Victoria Coach Station for Taizé in eastern France on Saturday 19 March.“My experience is that it is around this time that students are starting to think about Easter plans,” says...

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