Are you seeking simplicity, quiet, peace? A Staff to the Pilgrim introduces you to nine Celtic saints (5 women, 4 men) who knew where to find it, and they will lead you on your pilgrimage. Each chapter includes 9 illustrations and heartfelt devotional essays written by an Orthodox priest with 50 years of interest in Celtic Christian spirituality.
Unlike the religiously-oriented pilgrims who visit Marian shrines such as Lourdes, the modern Road of St. James attracts an ecumenical mix of largely wel.
Julia Bolton Holloway's "The Pilgrim and the Book: A Study of Dante, Langland and Chaucer" investigates major fourteenth-century texts, the "Commedia, Piers Plowman" and "The Canterbury Tales," in the light of the medieval theory and practice of pilgrimage, especially concentrating on Emmaus and Exodus paradigms. Holloway's analysis draws extensively on iconography, musicology, typology and anthropology. The concluding chapter explains why each poet places himself within his poem - in his own image - as a pilgrim.