Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Saturday, March 16, 2013

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing 
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing 
once again into our doors.

Photography copywrited by Jon Wornham, Isle of Man, 
used with his kind permission

Prayer attributed to St. Patrick, from Celtic Daily Prayer, 
From the Northumbria Community; Harper Pub.