Category Archives: Pilgrims

Pilgrim’s Progress ~ My last and most difficult allegorical review

John Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress‘ was a must read for me having lived in Bedfordshire for most of my adult life. Bunyan haunts the area. There’s The Bunyan Centre, The Bunyan Meeting House,¬†(which houses a wonderful museum reflecting his life and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Allegories ~ Book Review ~ The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

BACKGROUND ~ I picked up this gem in the independent bookshop at Ullapool and it is a great read. The sense of distance from the south of England and to the Borders ¬†being far more meaningful to me having driven … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Allegories Book Review ~ THE PILGRIMAGE by PAULO COELHO

Alongside my personal journeys and pilgrimages I am going to share some books which have had a positive effect on my life. THE PILGRIMAGE by PAULO COELHO BACKGROUND We were leaving Fife after our stay for about a year and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Allegories ~ Book Review ~ From Hinds Feet to High Places by Hannah Hurnard

FROM HINDS FEET TO HIGH PLACES by HANNAH HURNARD BACKGROUND Something brought this little allegory to mind as I was thinking of pilgrimages and allegories whilst living in Fife and I was excited to find that I could download it … Continue reading

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Pilgrims, Paths and Personal Journeys ~ Iona

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I first visited Iona in the early 1990’s with a group called ‘Sunday Night Live’ from the church of St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. We met once a week to worship in quite a different way influenced by Taize, … Continue reading

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Pilgrims, paths and personal journeys – The island of Alderney and place of our family roots

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The next time I was aware of any significant journey was when, as a family, we visited the island of Alderney, Channel Islands, UK. It became our favourite holiday destination for three years but I did not understand the significance … Continue reading

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Pilgrims, paths and personal journeys

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I’ve been thinking of pilgrims, pilgrimages and journeys in life. Is a pilgrim an allegory for the latter? Is it a shared experience or a very personal encounter with … yourself, God, a higher being? What does it mean to … Continue reading

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