with Christian Formation
and Direction Ministries
of Las Vegas, Nevada, (Website - CFDM),
in sponsoring Pilgrimage Tours to locations which have significance in the development of Christian spirituality.
Jost Amman, German Engraver, ca. 1531-91
Die Jacobs Bruder, 1568, pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela
journeying to places where people in earlier times experienced
profound encounters with God that shaped their lives and ours,
from the example, faith and writings that flowed forth. Pilgrimage,
moving out of one’s normal space and routine
to come open to fresh discoveries about self and God. Pilgrimage,
joining a few others in a common quest for renewal of life. Pilgrimage
is for persons ready to seek a deeper understanding of their
own soul and to place themselves in position to meet God afresh.
Pilgrimage is for you, when the call to GO FORTH echoes in your
Pilgrimage is a
history on which the pilgrim follows the yearning of her/his
heart for an experience of the mystery of God’s Presence,
by taking paths made sacred by another’s encounter
with the Mystery. One starts with hope set on a destination,
but will discover that it is the journey which opens the
way to that which he/she desires. A Pilgrimage is not just
a tour of history but is a search to link the longings
in the pilgrim’s spirit to demonstrations of the
Spirit of God to other seekers.
MAKES PILGRIMAGE DIFFERENT?
» Why we travel : Not
to see, nor learn, nor enjoy things outside ourselves but to
depths within ourselves (although we will see, learn and enjoy much).
» Where we go:
Not to the "highlights" of a country or region, but to the sacred
places of generations before (although we will visit many
» How we journey:
Not to make travel convenient but to move slowly into the life and time of
those we seek to know (although the travel will be modern and pleasant).
CAN YOU EXPECT?
of your own heart and mind through interaction with fellow
with the Mystery of God’s Presence which are yours alone.
of how the lives of saints before us have shaped our
own lives and faith.
guidance and commentary by your tour host.
to explore sights and places at your own pace.
to sacred sites which will open your being to experience
them more deeply.