Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pilgrimage for Peace

On Saturday, September 12, pilgrims for peace will once again be staying with us as we offer them the hospitality of our parish (a place to sleep and an evening meal).These pilgrims will be walking 1,000 miles through 6 New England states from September 6 to October 25.

They are people who are concerned about the direction of our world. They want to help create a world of peace, justice and the care of creation. They walk not only for themselves but for their children and their children’s children and for all of us. They will be walking from Fairfield to Trumbull on Friday, from Trumbull through Shelton to us on Saturday, from us to SandyHook and Danbury on Sunday. You are welcome to join them on the walk or on Saturday night for conversation.
I give you my hand! I give you my love, more precious than money, I give you myself, before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? ~ Walt Whitman “Song of the Open Road”
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, p. 99)

You can learn more about their pilgrimage and follow their route here.

An interesting article by Episcopal priest, Donald Schell, on his journey in Basque and a peace walk there. Read all about it: Walking a peace witness in Bilbao

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