The Blessing Thread: Virtual Pilgrimages in the Tradition of Mary Magdalene and the Mystics
e Imagine immersing yourself in three days of ritual, storytelling, poetry, photography, labyrinth and art-making as you virtually follow the footsteps of the great mystics through some of the most stunningly beautiful sites on earth.
Each day will begin with a heart- opening ritual of chant, meditation and candle lighting before Kayleen Asbo, Veroniaue Flayol and Justin Coutts will guide you through the inspiring stories of Mary Magdalene, St Francis, Hildegard of Bingen and Celtic sages as well as lesser-known wisdom figures like Pelagius, Mechtilde of Magdeburg and St . Columba.
You will learn practices that can ignite your own creativity from such internationally renowned teachers as poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, singer Catherine Braslavksy, artist Sue Ellen Parkinson and Intentional Creativity leader Katherine Witteman. Intimate small groups will connect you to fellow pilgrims throughout the world where you can discuss what is stirring inside of you and share your own creations in a community of encouragement, warmth and support.
Each journey will be available to participate in live or to stream for viewing later for the general rate of $150 per pilgrimage. We do have a small number of scholarships available for those who are in need of financial assistance.
Journey One: From Jerusalem and Alexandria to Provence January 1, 2, 3, 2021 11:00 am-1:00 pm PST, with optional discussion to follow The Gospel of Mary, Mary Magdalene andThe Path of the Rose, La Baume, the Valentinian Tradition of Seeking Our Full Flowering Song and Silence as a Pathway of Revelation and Awakening with David Cadman, Veronique Flayol, Catherine Braslavksy and Sue Ellen Parkinson Click here for more details and enrollment
Journey Two: Ireland and Wales and The Thread of Original Blessing January 30-February 1 Original Blessing, Not Original Sin; Pelagius and Celtic Christianity Hermits and Pilgrims; Nature, Beauty and Friendship as Divine Revelation with Justin Coutts and Sue Ellen Parkinson
The Forest of Fierce Compassion March 11-14, 2021 In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene and Catherine of Sienna through France and Italy (this is a stand alone pilgrimage through Santa Sabina Center)
Journey Three: The Holy Island of Iona March 20-22, 2021 for The Vernal Equinox St. Columba and The Book of Kells, Artmaking and Illuminated Manuscripts as Spiritual Practice; Hermits and the Hebrides; Lectio Divina and Poetry of George McLeod With Guest Teachers artist Sue Ellen Parkinson and poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Holy Week With Mary Magdalene (Special Bonus for those enrolling in entire series) April 1- 3, 2021 Art, music and rituals for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday History and Rituals of Anointing with Veronique Flayol Chanting with Cathrine Braslavksy
Journey Four: Glastonbury and Avalon May 1-3, 2021 Glastonbury AbbeyThe Legends of the Grail; Glastonbury Tor; Chalice Well, Stonehenge and Avebury with Guest Artist Katherine Wittemann
Mini-Pilgrimage: Saint Sarah and the Gypsy Pilgrimage May 29, 2021 with Catherine Braslavksy and Veronique Flayol
Journey Five: Mystical Spain June 4-6, 2021 Montserrat, Barcelona and Santiago Compostela Black Madonnas, Burgos Monastery, the mystical architecture of Antoni Gaudi with Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Catherine Braslavksy and MUSEA artists
July 23-26: The Boat of Bethany Mary Magdalene and The Companions of the Heart: Martha, Lazarus and Saint Anne with an international panel of guest teachers and lecturers including Catherine Braslavksy and Veronique Flayol
Journey Six: The Heart of Compassion August TBA Lourdes (The Virgin Mary) and Taize (Brother Roger)
Journey Seven: The Mystics of Germany September TBA Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Mechtilde of Magdeburg with Catherine Braslavksy
Journey Eight: In the Footsteps of St Francis and St. Clare October TBA Assisi, Cortona, Gubio, La Verna with Catherine Braslavksy