Exploring the Theme of PilgrimageFebruary 23, 2017
Making a pilgrimage and walking a labyrinth have become popular activities today for increasing numbers of people. Whether of religious faith or of no religion, they seem equally to be seeking personal change, or spiritual growth, through these experiences. We are all pilgrims on a journey through life.
In five reflection evenings during Lent, we will explore the theme of pilgrimage.
Rev. Andy Bullen SJ: Pilgrimage, a metaphor for the human spiritual journey.
Graham Toomey: Spiritual journeying in Australian indigenous culture.
Geoffrey Gemmell, Mary McDearmid and TBA: Reflect on their experience of making a pilgrimage.
Rev. Edmund Campion: Christian pilgrimage over the centuries, some highlights.
Ahmed Hassan: Pilgrimage in Islam.
Emily Simpson, Donna Mulhearn and Tom Plaizier The Labyrinth, its practice and meaning for the spiritual life.
Ailsa Piper and Rev. Tony Doherty: A conversation between pilgrim and priest arising out of Ailsa's popular book, 'Sinning across Spain'.
The reflections will take place at the Grail Centre, 22 McHatton Street, North Sydney from 6:30pm to 8pm. Light refreshment will be available from 6pm. The Grail Centre is well served by public transport (bus and train) and 2-hour parking is available in McHatton Street.
Everyone is invited and welcome.
Cost: $8 per session (or what you can afford) | $30 for the entire series.
RSVP: Registration is essential for seating purposes. Please contact us via email@example.com or (02) 9955 3053 by Monday 6 March.
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