‘When in April, sweet showers fall

Stanford is a Catholic and the content of his book is heavily weighted towards Christian routes and shrines such as Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes, and Rome. Nevertheless, he treads a balanced and respectful line across the wider religious terrain.

The Path to Rome

The Anglo-French writer, Hilaire Belloc, a belligerent and restless spirit is perhaps best known today for his cautionary tales for children, but was also a devout Catholic and wrote much about the act of pilgrimage and walking with purpose. Keeping it wonderfully broad he defines pilgrimage as “an expedition to some venerated place to which … Continue reading The Path to Rome