Written by Sherry
Thursday, 12 April 2007 09:56
Speaking of travel:
If you are planning a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Rome, or Knock or have dreamed of walking the medieval pilgrim's route to St. James de Compostela in Spain . . .
You should visit our Pilgrimage/travel section on our website. We have gathered links to shrines all over North America and Europe.
For instance, you can check out this wonderful interactive map of the pilgrim route from Paris to Compostela or simply do an armchair tour of the Splendours of Christendom via Christus Rex.
When April with his showers sweet with fruit
The drought of March has pierced unto the root
And bathed each vein with liquor that has power
To generate therein and sire the flower;
When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,
Quickened again, in every holt and heath,
The tender shoots and buds, and the young sun
Into the Ram one half his course has run,
And many little birds make melody
That sleep through all the night with open eye
(So Nature pricks them on to ramp and rage)-
Then do folk long to go on pilgrimage -
Prologue to the Canterbury Tales