|Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous risks, and embracing challenges at every step along the way…You are on the path, exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, beauty, wisdom, power, dignity and love…”|
The idea of a sacred journey is very much part of who we are as human beings. It ties in with the journey of our own lives. It is a tradition that we share with the other major world religions. Every year millions of people undertake pilgrimages as a way of seeking meaning, taking time for reflection and having a deeper encounter with God.
In the Catholic Church pilgrimage is an essential part of our faith heritage. The great pilgrimage routes traced their way throughout Europe to places like Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago de Compostella. One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the renewed interest in these sites, especially in the Camino of Santiago. With new insights into our Celtic Christian history tere has also been a resurgence in traditional Irish pilgrimages, such as St Kevin’s Way and St Finbarr’s Way.
Throughout the year the vocations team will lead and welcome people along these ancient pathways. They will offer an opportunity to step away from the hustle and stress of everyday life and walk in the footsteps of millions of other pilgrims throughout the centuries.