Theme for September 2019: Pilgrim

On pilgrimage

On pilgrimage

From my book shelf  …  links included below     Quotable quotes and a prayer from the To be a pilgrim workshop I led in Geneva recently.   People of all faiths seem to recognize pilgrimage as an essential spiritual practice. In researching WHY this should be the case, there seems to be very little … Continue reading "On pilgrimage" ...
Turn, pilgrim

Turn, pilgrim

Shop front, Edinburgh  (Photo: Irene Bom)   A prayer inspired by an eighth-century Abbess of Clonbroney in Ireland, Samthann, renowned for her prayer and wisdom.   A prayer   My journey will not bring me any nearer to You, unless at each turning is a turning of the heart. And the true heart turns to … Continue reading "Turn, pilgrim" ...
To be a pilgrim

To be a pilgrim

In a village just outside Geneva  (Photo: Irene Bom)   I was in Geneva recently to conduct a workshop on the theme, To be a pilgrim. We reflected on our life journey thus far and what it means to be a follower of the Way (the name given to the early Christians). We also shared … Continue reading "To be a pilgrim" ...
Bright and early

Bright and early

Florence in half light  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35)   A prayer Lord, teach us to pray. ...