Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope
March 5-10, 2011
During spring reading week, the Center for Reconciliation leads a student pilgrimage to Richmond, Va. and Baltimore, Md., where students encounter places and stories of both profound brokenness and incredible hope.
This pilgrimage is an opportunity to deepen your journey of discipleship and expand your imagination for your own vocation and ministry. Open to all students.
If you are interested in learning more about the pilgrimage and taking part this year, stop by the Center for Reconciliation or contact Mary Jo Clancy.
A Mile in My Shoes
“Pilgrims seek to be truly present where they are. By focusing fully on all that the present moment holds, they indicate their willingness to be influenced, perhaps even transformed, by their everyday and commonplace experiences. Their posture before the mystery of life is one of vulnerable openness, non-possessive engagement, reverent participation, and childlike wonder.
Given the widespread prevalence through the Western world of the tourist mentality toward life and its infiltration into much current spirituality, developing a pilgrim mentality usually begins with a conscious choice to learn how to be present: ‘Dear Lord, show me how to open my life more generously to the meaning and mystery of the present moment.’”
— Excerpt from A Mile in My Shoes by Trevor Hudson