Welcome to all visitors - Tourists, Seekers and Pilgrims
A place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns, descend into silence, and worship in secret.— Thomas Merton
Small Pilgrim Places are:
- Spaces for pondering, breathing, meditating, praying and ‘being’
- Small places, not those already on the map, well-known, or that draw crowds;
- Simple, quiet and unpretentious, with the presence of the Divine;
- Places of worship, gardens, ruins, open spaces, holy wells, etc.;
- Welcoming and inclusive.
The Small Pilgrim Places Network:
- Brings together people who support the ethos of SPPs through prayer and practical support;
- Encourages members to promote the key elements of SPPs - quiet prayer and meditation, hospitality, silence, space and simplicity not only in SPPs but also in their own personal situations;
- Is mutually supportive, encouraging the exchange of experiences, inspiration and practicalities.
Today's Featured Place
Facebook page and a suggested Autumn break in the NE
Wednesday 11th October 2017, 9:34 AM
Facebook users - don't forget to look at - and Like and Share - our Facebook page, where you will find thoughts, pictures, news, events and comments about the Network, the Places, and other aspects of the pilgrim journey through life. Recently Sylvia, our North East regional link, posted: My first year as NE Regional Link, visiting great places in great landscapes, was celebrated this week by the "Spirit of Place" room in the Paul Nash exhibition at the Laing gallery, Newcastle. Particular locations such as the Wittenham clumps in Oxfordshire took on great significance for him, and Nash did many studies of the rough meadow gardens in his family home in Buckinghamshire. This is a big exhibition taking 3 rooms. Have an Autumn break, "up north" - "Northern Spirit" is a permanent exhibition, Paul Nash is on till Jan 14th, and visit some NE SPPlaces.