Call me crazy with my epic-bad knees, but I would like to take the pilgrimage of Santiago de Campostela.
It is a historic (and sad to say, secularizing) pilgrimage to the town of the same name, the western tip of continental Europe and the purported burial spot of St. James. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time, but all this interchange with Pereginato has made me think of it more.
Why? I would want the time, marked in space, and the depth of shared Christian experience — centuries in fact — to cultivate more room in my soul.
There are many paths to Santiago, and extended routes (say, through England to the point of embarkation, or as far east as Switzerland or north as Norway) and so many, many websites. Here are two I think are the best.
(And perhaps this pilgrimage for disaffected Anglicans.)