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Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday Five-I Have Been on a Pilgimage- kind of

1. Have you ever been on a pilgrimage? -Well, I didn't call it that at the time, but I was "searching for meaning" (as Victor Frankel would say)-so it does fit some of the requirements. It was in the mid 80's and it was a meeting of Catholic Lesbians and was held in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the late spring in a camp. Quite beautiful, all the poppies in bloom- and everything else. Lots of created liturgy and ceremonies. I found some of what I needed at the time.

2. Share a place you've always wanted to visit on pilgrimage. I would love to go to the the pilgrimage led by Sister Jeannine Grammick of New Ways Ministry, to Southern Italy, the country of my heritage, this coming spring 2008.

3. What would you make sure to pack in your suitcase or backpack to make the pilgrimage more meaningful? My camera as I tend to be a very visual person.

4. If you could make a pilgrimage with someone (living, dead or fictional) as your guide, who would it be? The narrator in Jane Rule's "This is Not For You"

5. Eventually the pilgrim must return home, but can you suggest any strategies for keeping that deep "mountaintop" perspective in the midst of everyday life? I've found that keeping in touch with the people that I shared the experience with and looking at photos (I didn't take photos that time.)


mompriest said...

The pilgrimage to Southern Italy sounds fabulous (and delicious)!

Leah Sophia said...

Southern Italy would be wonderful--thanks for playing!

Mary Beth said...

Hmmm, I don't know Jane Rule! I need to find her. Thanks!

Diane said...

yes, and your comments about photos rings true as well. I always kick myself when I forget to take them.

Jan said...

I'm interested in Jane Rule, too. I like the way you know exactly where you'd go on a pilgrimage.