Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

Companion. I read Timothy Egan’s book titled, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith, while I was under the Illinois shelter-in-place mandate to slow the spread of Covid-19. The mortality rate for this pandemic disease may lead many to think about the meaning of life and mortality. So, my mind was receptive to joining Egan as he explored matters of faith while he walked a medieval route called the Via Francigena from England to Rome. Egan blends his own discernment process with the history of the places where he and other pilgrims stop along the path. If life is pilgrimage, Egan reminds us through his journey that we can easily lose our way and suffer from blisters or whatever else causes pain. He also reminds us that we can find wonderful things in unexpected places. There are especially poignant scenes as he describes the segments of the journey when in succession he’s joined by his son, his daughter and his wife. Whether you are confined to your home, or able to walk or hike your own pilgrimage paths outdoors, Egan can be a welcome companion with this finely written book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase A Pilgrimage to Eternity from

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