Pilgrimage seems to be the thing at the moment. Not only the phenomenal popularity of all the various branches of the Camino to Compostela, but also near home, revivals of old pilgrimages such as to Whithorn and St Andrews and the creation of new ones such as the St Cuthbert’s and the St Oswald’s Ways, both of which I have enjoyed walking. The present piece, however, is about making a walk I do several times a week into something meaningful enough to be called a pilgrimage, and, I hope, may encourage others to do similarly with their favourite walks. Continue reading
Open House’s arts editor reflects on the retreat experience, its history, those who seek it out and those who offer it today. Continue reading
WERNER G JEANROND.
As the church celebrates the feasts of all saints and all souls in the dying of the year, an eminent theologian finds new perspectives on death in today’s culture. Continue reading
PAUL L. YOUNGER.
In this sequel to his overview of Pope Francis’ second encyclical in the August issue of Open House, an environmental engineer reflects on the spirituality it advocates. Continue reading