Why we are pilgrims – Reason #2

Pilgrimage to a shrine or a place of significant spiritual or cultural meaning brings with it the promise of feeling ourselves to be part of something much bigger than our family, our immediate community of friends and colleagues, or even fellow worshippers. Pilgrimage offers a somehow reassuring sense of our own insignificance: a speck of dust … Continue reading Why we are pilgrims – Reason #2

Migrant in London

Last year, on the road to Rome I reflected on my fellow-men, women and children on the move across Europe, not on a personal journey, but in search of safety, freedom, or a better life. Yesterday in the London library I came across a collection of poems by the Jamaican poet James Berry, who landed … Continue reading Migrant in London