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Celtic pilgrimage to sacred places

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Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in Michigan, is sponsoring a tour of England and Scotland, with a focus on the history of Celtic spirituality and mysticism.
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Some of the Sights

Underwriting support from:
Sister Nancy Brousseau, OP

Sister Nancy Brousseau, OP

Sister Diane Zerfas, OP

Sister Diane Zerfas, OP

Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is sponsoring a tour of England and Scotland, with a focus on the history of Celtic spirituality and mysticism.  Highlights of this pilgrimage include London’s 14th and 15th century dawning of mysticism with Walter Hilton and Richard Rolle; discovering the life of the great spiritual leader, Julian of Norwich; visiting the shrine of beloved St. Cuthbert in Durham; traveling to Lindisfarne in Edinburgh to St. Aidan’s monastery built in 635 AD: ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull and on to Isle of Iona where St. Columba established Scotland’s first Christian monastic settlement in 563 AD. The beautiful and serene Isle of Iona is also where you will spend two days in retreat before heading to tour Glasgow, which was founded by St. Mungo in 550 AD.     

This eleven-day trip, hosted by Sisters Nancy Brousseau, OP and Diane Zerfas, OP will leave Chicago on Thursday, October 21 and return to Chicago on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 

The double-occupancy price of $3,098 includes round trip airfare from Chicago; accommodations and most meals; comprehensive sightseeing with a professional driver/guide; and all hotel service charges, local taxes, porterage, and entrance fees. A $400 down payment by check is required to complete the reservation. 

For detailed information, you can download the complete travel brochure.  Register for this program online at,  or call the DCM Front Desk at 616-454-1241, Option 5. 

If you have additional questions, you can email Sister Diane Zerfas at [email protected] .

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