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Virtual Pilgrim Conference, 17 March 2024

Our virtual conference is for the benefit of Francigena pilgrims who are unable to attend our annual conference in London. This conference features three talks and focuses on the theme of pilgrimage on the Via Francigena: before, during and after the journey. This event will be hosted by Pilgrims to Rome trustees Eamonn Mullally and…

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Annual conference 2 March, 2024

The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome will hold its annual conference on 2 March, at St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark. The Pilgrims to Rome conference is a wonderful opportunity to hear pilgrim tales of their experiences on the Via Francigena and to learn from fellow pilgrims on how to plan your own amazing journey on…

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How to save time and distance on the Via Francigena

If you are worried about overstaying the Schengen 90-day restriction, Paul Chinn, author of the Lightfoot Guides, has solutions for saving both time and distance. Here he explains why today’s Via Francigena is so much longer than the route probably taken by Sigeric in 990, and how you can shorten it. Archbishop  Sigeric completed his…

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Pilgrim walk and talks in Greenwich

Reflections on The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome annual event on 4 March in Greenwich  The annual event has always been an important day in the calendar for The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome.  We consider it the ‘kick off’ to the new year of pilgrim journeys on the Francigena.  Due to the pandemic, there…

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4 March – Annual Conference in Greenwich

The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome will hold its annual conference on 4 March, at St. Alfege Hall in Greenwich – a wonderful opportunity to hear pilgrim tales of their experiences on the Via Francigena and to learn from fellow pilgrims on how to plan your own amazing journey on this historic route. Programme:   1:30-2:30…

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We are actively seeking a new chair of the CPR board

Our current chair, Carlo Laurenzi, writes: “I shall be stepping down as chair of the board of trustees in 2023, having served in the role for three years, and before that a year as vice-chair. Consequently, we are now actively seeking a successor. It’s a busy and pro-active role, taking the equivalent of about a…

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Calendasco throws a party for the Confraternity

The Commune of Calendasco threw a party in late September for the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome to thank its members for helping Danilo Parisi buy a new launch for his River Po ferry. Vice-Chair Brian Mooney and his wife Gail represented the Confraternity, and were fêted with a concert of violin, drum, flute and…

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Why is a walking pilgrimage so addictive?

Why do they do it? What is the lure of walking or cycling thousands of kilometres, braving rain, snow, wind and burning heat? Why is modern pilgrimage so addictive? These are some of the questions you can put to a panel of seasoned pilgrims in Dover on Saturday 24 September. The Practical Pilgrim workshops at…

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