Pilgrimage 2015

From Einsiedeln to Amsterdam
– a journey in the lands of the mystical Rhine.
June 30 to July 15.

Our 2015 Pilgrimage began with arrival at Zurich airport on June 30. With stays in Einsiedeln (Canton Schwytz, Switzerland), Heiligenstein and Valff in Alsace (near Strasbourg, France), Ruedesheim on the middle Rhine (Hesse, Germany), Brugges (Belgium) and finally Amsterdam (Netherlands) we explored some of the rich and diverse spiritual traditions of the great river system, in their uniqueness and their cross-fertilization.

See the Itinerary page for more details and some of the themes to be explored.

Download the Pilgrimage 2015 brochure.

Go to the Reserve page for booking information.

You can download an Application Form for 2015.

The Frequently Asked Questions have answers.

There is a new Gallery page with a preview of sights on the 2015 trip. Visit our Photo Gallery for memories from earlier Pilgrimages.

Gerald and Lynne

Gerald and Lynne

Led by Gerald Hobbs and Lynne McNaughton.

Contact pilgrimage@telus.net for more information.

A Pilgrimage

Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys.
Richard Niebuhr

Travel is a metaphor for our being. Since time immemorial, people have journeyed to places that have special associations with the Sacred in order to explore, deepen, re-kindle their own faith. Often such pilgrims travelled in company. Together they sang, prayed and celebrated the events of the journey, as well as the joys of arrival at way stations, and the sense of accomplishment at journey’s end. Pilgrims were not people of special holiness; they were ordinary folk for the most part, looking to enrich their own journey through life and finding a new experience of the Holy in the course of their pilgrimage.

Who We Are

logoPeregrinatio Studies Inc. invites you to journey on pilgrimage in the Christian and other spiritual traditions, under the direction of experienced leaders, Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton and Rev. Dr. Gerald Hobbs.

Our Spiritual Heritage

Many of the roots of the faith and church traditions of North Americans lie in Europe. Each of us is heir to a spiritual heritage of great richness and variety, a heritage that can come alive for us and be a resource for our personal lives and the life of our faith communities.