ST. HILDA OF WHITBY PILGRIMAGE
I am so very excited to be taking a St. Hilda pilgrimage with the nuns of the Anglican Order of the Holy Paraclete that are connected with Sneaton Castle at Whitby and the St. Oswald Pastoral Centre in Sleights nearby in mid-September. These nuns carry on the remembrance of St. Hilda and the other great Northumbrian saints. I think I have been to most of the places we will journey to, but it will be very special to get to be in these sacred sites with the nuns who carry on the remembrance of St. Hilda of Whitby.
The Oswald Pastoral Centre is listed in the 7 February 2011 issue of the Telegraph as one of the eight best retreat places in Britain and Europe. Best retreats article
It is also going to be a joy to hear Dr. Michelle Brown, who is an expert on Anglo-Saxon and early medieval illuminated manuscripts speak on St. Hilda at St. Hilda’s Church in Hartlepool on Saturday, September 13. She was the Head of the Medieval Manuscripts at the British Library, a Canon of St. Paul’s, a revered author, and a most fascinating speaker.
So, as we chase St. Hilda on our pilgrimage, there will be much to report back about…probably in October, so be watching!