|We gather at a sacred site in Paris before starting our pilgrimage.|
By: MJ McGregor and Lisa Gidlow Moriarity
Every year, we walk. A newly formed small band of women comes together in France with a single purpose: to traverse cities, villages, open fields, thick forests and waterways, following ancient routes from Paris to Chartres.
|Our backpacks adorned with scallop shells, an ancient symbol of pilgrimage.|
|We walk and talk for several days, immersed in the landscape.|
|One day we have a spontaneous potluck picnic on the shores of the Eure River.|
|Eventually we are on the final leg of our journey and can see Chartes Cathedral way off in the distance.|
|Our final destination - the Chartres labyrinth - fills my heart.|
MJ McGregor lives in Minneapolis and Lisa Gidlow Moriarty lives in Stillwater. They lead labyrinth events and walking pilgrimages.
There are no more openings in the Sixth Annual 2018 Women's Walking Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, France, a small circle of women on a spiritual pilgrimage of soul and sole. We will meet in Paris where we explore ancient pilgrimage sites, then walk for three days along ancient pilgrimage routes through the beautiful French countryside, staying in 4 star hotels along the route, arriving in Chartres midweek. We have three days/nights to explore the medieval town of Chartres, including private time in the crypt and a private candlelight labyrinth walk. Open to only six women plus two leaders each year. Assistance provided for equipment, packing, training, spiritual preparation.
The 2018 cost $1799 includes 7 nights lodging with breakfasts, arrival reception, farewell dinner, cathedral tours and experiences. Airfare not included.
Contact Lisa Gidlow Moriarty by private FB Message or email to LabyrinthLady (at) gmail.com for information about the next pilgrimage in 2019.