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About pastorpilgrim

Pastor Pilgrim is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)pastor. I am married with two grown sons, daughter-in-love, and a Maine Coon cat named for the Celtic saint, Fursey. My interests include illuminated manuscripts; pilgrimage; Franciscan and Celtic spirituality; Shakers; Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Merovingian abbesses and their double monasteries; Native American spirituality; and genealogy. I love to travel and am available to lead Celtic Pilgrimages to Northeast England and Iona. "Celts to the Creche" at is one of my blogs. I also write of some of my pilgrimages, musings, and another Advent devotional, "Pilgrimage to Bethlehem" at My recent sermons can be found on YouTube under First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), San Angelo, Texas.

I will be reporting back on a St. Hilda Pilgrimage in September, 2014

ST. HILDA OF WHITBY PILGRIMAGE SEPTEMBER, 2014 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 … Continue reading

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St. Hilda of Whitby and her sister Hereswith

On my blog, in which I write about Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Merovingian abbesses, monks, and hermits, there is a fairly lengthy post on St. Hilda of Whitby along with some photos. St. Hilda and her sister St. Hereswith are my patron … Continue reading

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Hilda’s Feast Day

St. Hilda’s Feast Day was Sunday, November 17, 2013. We celebrated this auspicious day in our home with Hilda, our cat feasting on treats. Yes, one of my two Maine Coon cats is 2 years old and she is named … Continue reading

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Hild by Nicola Griffith

Yesterday, 11-12-13 a new friend of  mine, Nicola Griffith has published an awesome historical/science fiction book entitled, Hild. This beautifully written book is about that fascinating era of the 7th century Anglo-Saxons in Britain’s Northumbria and East Anglia with a … Continue reading

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Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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