Wendy Gustofson | March 22, 2017
The Religion News Foundation (RNF) is pleased to announce a collaboration with millennials Will Peterson and David Cable, as the two set out on a “Modern Millennial Pilgrimage” from Saturday, March 25, until Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
The journey on foot, involving 75 miles of travel and reflection, will begin at the University of Kentucky Newman Center and culminate at the Gethsemani of Our Lady Abbey, made famous by the late Trappist monk Thomas Merton, who died in 1968, and who serves as the inspiration for this pilgrimage. Each evening Peterson and Cable will stay with a host family.
A full itinerary of the pilgrimage can be found here. The pilgrims will also publish a travelog on the Religion News Service website ReligionNews.com.
Peterson and Cable, recent graduates of the University of Notre Dame and its ACE Teaching Fellowship Program, are committed to exploring how the themes of hospitality and pilgrimage remain salient today, especially among millennials. They are inspired by Merton’s own example of ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. Merton, a renowned spiritual writer, theologian and mystic, wrote some 70 books, including his autobiography, Seven Storey Mountain, published in 1948, which became a bestseller.