Thursday, January 22, 2015

Camino Madrid!



Camino Madrid Pilgrimage! Have you wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela? Join us this May 21-31, 2015 to walk from Valladolid to Moratinos, Spain. The "Madrid Camino" is one of the many pathways that lead people to Santiago de Compostela. This is a 65 mile pilgrimage that will take us four nights and five days. Rough costs at this point: airfare is between $1,000 to $1,200 to Madrid (each person is responsible for getting her or his ticket), and food and lodging will be roughly $600-700. Need to know if you're committed by March 31, 2015 with $50 deposit made out to the School of the Pilgrim, www.schoolofthepilgrim.com.

Buen Camino!

B

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pilgrimage across the nation, and Pilgrimage at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church


The pilgrimage of racing across the nation from Tue., Nov. 25, leaving Chapel Hill for Asheville, then Asheville to Jefferson City, TN, then off to Blue Springs, MO, to Rawlins, WY to Portland, OR...Phew!  Stories and pics coming!

Now a pilgrimage has begun at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR.  Stories coming soon!

Step by step, day by day, and we're off!

Buen camino!

B

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Moving!



All right, pilgrims!  I'm moving.  It is time to move to Portland, Oregon!  I'm the new interim head of staff at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR!  Come and visit.

Dean will stay here and tend to the home we own.  Adrianne and her husband, Scott, are moving to Weaverville, and Parker is finishing up at UNC-W.

The pilgrimage continues anon!

Buen camino!

Brett

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Practicing Pilgrimage Prayers


That's me in the foreground.

I'm working VERY hard on my next book, Practicing Pilgrimage.

I'll post some of the chapters on this site!

Expect to be amazed!

Buen Camino!

Brett

Friday, June 6, 2014

Walking is falling forward.



In the series, "To Walk the World" in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Dec. 2013), Paul Salopek gives us a there is a wonderful definition or description of walking:

Walking is falling forward.

Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked.  in this way, to walk becomes an act of faith.  We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle--an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go

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How cool is this!

Buen Camino!

B

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Need to Walk

I have a need to walk.

Maybe becasue it's the end of the semester.

I think it has to do with the rhythm of life.

I need to walk.

Because we had to scrap the walk along St. Cuthbert's Way, there is still a need to walk.  I'm mostly going to walk part of the Camino to visit a friend and visit with pilgrims who come along the way.

I need to walk.

Buen camino!

B