It’s my first day week from my summer sabbatical, and I’m excited to say I’m jumping right back into things here at A Sacred Journey and I’m inviting you to join me.
As is often the case, my time away was different than expected but just what I needed. You know that story well, don’t you? After all, the rumors that God works in mysterious ways are based on experience—an experience that is essential to this life of a pilgrim.
While much of my time this summer was spent cultivating my garden, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and cherishing moments with dear friends, I also spent some time reflecting on my pilgrim roots—both in my own journey, as well as my offerings here at A Sacred Journey.
I’m excited to say that the new offerings coming to A Sacred Journey this year get back to the heart of what it means to be a pilgrim both abroad and in everyday life, and I can’t wait to reveal them to you one by one.
The first big announcement? I’m going on pilgrimage to Iona next spring, and I want you to go with me.
The last pilgrimage I co-led was with Christine and John Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts, and I’ve been itching to take a group of pilgrims somewhere ever since. The opportunity has finally come and I want you to join me!
A pilgrimage destination for centuries and a Sacred site since St. Columba began his ministry there nearly 1,500 years ago, Iona is commonly referred to as a “thin place” — a location where the veil between heaven and earth seems thin, and human and Divine meet in extraordinary ways. Its rugged, sparse landscape inspires peace and contemplation, making it feel as if you were at the edge of the world, and its Celtic heritage highlights the many ways in which the Sacred can be found in everyday life.
Inspired by the Lenten themes of wilderness journeys and spiritual practices, as well as the Celtic Christians’ admiration for the natural world, including the elements, the directions, and the rhythms of the day and of the seasons, we’ll spend the week exploring thresholds of transformation—both in our individual journeys as well as our journey together.
Will you join me on this journey? Register by September 30, 2016, and receive $200 off the regular price!