Friday, 5 June 2009

A pilgrimage in the footsteps of great women

On Saturday June 6th ecumenical pilgrims will set out from the German city of Erfurt to walk the 18 kilometers to Arnstadt. The walk is on part of the pilgrim way between Erfurt and Paulinzella which was opened in 2008.
The focus of this 6th annual ecumenical pilgrimage are two strong women Elisabeth of Thüringen (1207 to 1231) and the Beneditine St Walburga (710 bis 779).
To my shame I know almost nothing about mediaeval female saints and mystics but this idea of trying to put together a pilgrimage to places of great or strong women really appeals to me. I'^ll have to suggest it to WIM.