Travel With Intention
Pilgrimage is an ancient spiritual practice of journeying to a sacred space for a spiritual purpose. When we step out of our normal routine and travel with this intention, we create space for powerful transformation to occur in our lives. Over and over again we hear how these experiences open hearts, build deep new friendships, deepen faith, and change the lens through which all of life is viewed. Our desire is to offer a variety of pilgrimages for folks in all seasons of life.
Virtual Ireland Pilgrimage January 2022
Join us for a virtual pilgrimage to Ireland beginning January 20, 2022. Starting on January 20, 2022 at 6 p.m. EST and for the next four weeks our pilgrimage group will "travel" to Ireland visiting sacred sites, learning about Celtic spirituality, and engaging with a local leader or community. Our main venue for these meeting will be the Haywood Duke Room. Those unable to attend in person will be able to participate via Zoom (and will form a small group of their own when we break into small groups). All meetings will include both plenary and small group interactions. Small group time will allow pilgrims to connect with one another and with the spiritual heart of pilgrimage. An expert on ancient pilgrim routes in Ireland will present in the first meeting. A spiritual leader will show us around St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. We will be led in prayer when we visit the Glendalough Monastic site. Another leader will walk with us virtually in the Aran Islands.
The days of the week and timing were deliberately chosen because these are the days and times of the evening hikes when the weather and daylight are more friendly. It also affords us the opportunity to dine together - if we choose - at a place not far from Holy Trinity!
- This virtual pilgrimage offers an introduction to what our in-person pilgrims to Ireland will experience in May 2022. It will help prepare the pilgrims practically, socially, and spiritually.
- Pilgrims will receive a journal to help them prepare for and record their experiences during the virtual pilgrimage
View this video describing the in person pilgrimage which includes the sites we will be visiting virtually in January and in person in May 2022.
The fee for this virtual pilgrimage is $75. Click here to register.
Join the Rev. Sarah Carver on this Ireland Pilgrimage, from Dublin to Galway. This 9-day journey begins in Dublin with visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Book of Kells, and a welcome dinner with traditional Irish music and storytelling. Leaving Dublin, we travel south and west, visiting Kilkenny and Limerick and enjoying visits to Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral, and more along the way. We’ll enjoy time at Glendalough, in Galway, and on Inis Mor, one of the Aran Islands. For itinerary and more: https://progressivepilgrimage.com/hti22/
Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Selma, Montgomery, Atlanta
This Civil Rights Pilgrimage is a journey from sin, to repentance, and finally to reconciliation. We explore slavery, white supremacy, racism, and Jim Crow on this pilgrimage from Greensboro to Montgomery and Atlanta. March 31-April 3, 2022. For itinerary and more: https://progressivepilgrimage.com/htcivilrights/