It’s almost the end of summer and many have traveled somewhere, or may try squeezing something in over the Labor Day weekend. These journeys are meant to bring us to beautiful places, grant us restoration, time with loved ones, renewal of relationships, and respite from our normal rhythms. They are meant to help us return and enter into our normal lives refreshed and strengthened. Pilgrimage is meant to do the same thing in our relationship with God. We go on pilgrimage as a way to journey with God, to meet God, together. It can be done individually, as many pilgrims did on the Way of St. James for centuries and still do today. It can be done in a group, to experience the gift of community and walking together with common purpose – being on the journey together. It can be done going to the grocery store, to the most remote ends of the earth, or to more traditional sites like the Holy Land. If you’re interested in joining us on a trip to Iona, email us to let us know.
At Coracle, the first part of our hope for everyone who passes through is spiritual formation that enables a strengthened, more profound relationship with God. One of the ways we’ve found to help enable that is to offer pilgrimages in community to places of brokenness, spiritual history and importance, incredible beauty, and often all three together. You’ll see from our pilgrimage offerings in 2019, this is definitely the case. Take a look below and see the different places we’d love to take you on a journey with God to next year.
Karla and Bill
Our first pilgrimage in 2019 is returning to the Holy Land with our good friends at The Telos Group in March. In April we’d like to invite you on our inaugural Race in Virginia Pilgrimage. And then in the summer we’re offering two very different walking pilgrimages, one in Scotland and England on St. Cuthbert’s Way and then another Camino walk, this time through coastal Portugal.
Click on the links below to let us know you’re interested in finding out more about a particular pilgrimage, and we will be in touch with you. Prices below do not include airfare.
See the Holy Land and watch the bible come alive in new ways, while at the same time learning about the complexities and dynamics that have been at work in this region for thousands of years, meeting the people and hearing the stories in person. $3,200 per person, double occupancy.
Follow the footsteps of what different people sold into slavery might have experienced in 18th and 19th century America visiting sites in DC, Alexandria, Richmond, Charlottesville, and a Palm Sunday service at the Corhaven Graveyard. Approx. $350 per person (double occupancy) including lodging, round-trip transportation, meals and entrance fees.
Walking St. Cuthbert’s Way with Scott Buresh is a chance to deepen your relationship with God, learn more about Celtic Spirituality, and be drawn into the beautiful country side of Southern Scotland, and northern England.
Walk the Way of St. James through beautiful coastal towns in Portugal, ending in Santiago de Compostela. the rhythms and quiet of the seaside towns, forests, and countryside provide dedicated space for meditation on the journey of Christianity, the life of pilgrims past and present, and what it means to follow Jesus. Approx. $1000, double occupancy.