Contemplative pilgrimages to places of religious significance offer participants the opportunity to engage spiritual practices based in The Academy model, learn from Academy faculty, and fellowship with other pilgrims on the journey. Past Academy Pilgrimages to Iona and Lindisfarne and the Holy Land have invited pilgrims to consider God’s presence in and among the particular landscape, as well as the connection we hold with those who’ve traveled these roads before us.
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