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School of the Pilgrim
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Welcome to the website of the School of the Pilgrim! The School of the Pilgrim offers people an opportunity to leave the "religion of the rush hour" by re-introducing the ancient and contemporary practice of pilgrimage in helping people connect and deepen their spiritual growth and development.
At the School of the Pilgrim we are invested in exploring the way that one's spirituality and life of faith – individually and collectively – are an ongoing and all-encompassing journey most often revealed in intentional pilgrimages. The companion on this holy trek is the Holy One, who leads us in re-discovering the meaningfulness of our past, teaches us to live with wonder wherever we may be today, and directs our attention to the hope before us in the future.
The School of the Pilgrim is a school of thought and way of living, in which we understand and live our lives as pilgrims on a life-long, unfolding pilgrimage. This is accomplished by taking people on guided opportunities, inviting people to step outside their busy lives and undertake an intentional pilgrimage, in which we learn to use ancient and contemporary practices of pilgrimage in daily life, in order to move closer toward wholeness and a deepening relationship with the Holy One and our fellow pilgrims.
Founder, Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell
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The staff of the School of the Pilgrim, led by Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell, will be incorporating old practices and rituals of pilgrims, working with you and your group creating new rituals, prayers, songs, and other artistic and creative practices that will reveal how we may all live a pilgrim-life right where we live. We hope to change lives for the good through pilgrimage moments with other pilgrims in this modern world. We believe this will encourage us to embrace the pilgrimage practices right where we live, both as individuals and as members of religious communities. The School of the Pilgrim is inclusive of all people: young and old, rich and poor, of all ethnicities, nationalities, and heritages; of those who are able-bodied and those with disabilities; of people of all sexual orientation, women and men, and varying spiritualities and faiths. We hope to include in the future not only all denominations within the Christian tradition but those who are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or practice Shinto, or other traditions. In a very real sense, the ancient practice of pilgrimage is a meeting place for the world's religions as most of them have included pilgrimage as a core practice in their respective faith traditions.