Pilgrimage: An Ancient Spiritual Practice Rediscovered Today




Pilgrimage is one of the oldest spiritual traditions, shared by all the great religions of humankind. The practice of pilgrimage has been part of Christian spirituality since the first apostles, after the death of Jesus, returned to those places in Galilee associated with his memory and learned, as they fished and ate meals together on the seashore, that he was still very much alive.

This evening presentation with Ed Sellner will discuss some of the history and practice of pilgrimage in many cultures, common elements of pilgrimage through the ages, stages that frequently occur with those on pilgrimage, and how to develop in our own lives a sense of life as a pilgrimage through time.

This presentation will also be available to watch live on Facebook


About Ed Sellner

Ed Sellner is professor of pastoral theology and spirituality at Saint Catherine University where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses for 35 years. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he is the author of numerous articles and books, one of his most recent, Pilgrimage: Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice. A spiritual guide, trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, he has also organized and led groups of pilgrims to numerous holy sites, taught courses and facilitated retreats on the topic, and traveled to South America, Europe, Asia, and the United States in search of wisdom.





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