The Call to the Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Christ

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Strannik is the Russian word for “pilgrim,” writes Catherine. “The pilgrimage I want to talk about is the life–pilgrimage.” As we touch in our hearts the nostalgia of Adam and Eve for the lost paradise, the hunger for union with God, we embark on the journey that is both inward and outward. It is a pilgrimage of prayer and service, of stillness and availability, in the footsteps of the pilgrim Christ.

French: Depuis la poustinia: ou le pèlerinage au coeur des hommes

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Publisher: Madonna House Publications

Year Published: 2000

Edition: 2nd ed.

SKU: 9780921440246

ISBN: 978-0-921440-24-6

Product Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″

Pages: 75 pages - English ; 151 pages - French

Audiobook Narrated By: Mark Schlingerman

Audio Length: 2 1/2 hrs

“I have been carrying around a dog-eared copy of Strannik for I don’t know how long. I have visited Madonna House, and have a deep heart for Catherine Doherty. I find myself going back again and again to her. She’s one of those folks who make me realize, one more time, No, I’m not crazy. She says, ‘Though pilgrims are lonely people, walking alone most of the time, they can create an atmosphere among people of joy, of friendship, and of understanding. The pilgrim doesn’t do it, but he has discovered how to allow God to do it all.’ If we’re lucky, maybe we all get a little closer to that as we stumble in the darkness along the path…” – Heather King, Catholic author, blogger and speaker

“Mrs. Doherty’s books are always best sellers and with good reason. Her writing is clear, to the point, so that it is hard to miss what she is saying. … Rich in anecdote and allegory, Strannik is the kind of spiritual and readable book that many will want to give as a gift as well as own.” — The Crux of Prayer

“One of the most hauntingly evocative passages in Strannik is: ‘You will stand in perfect stillness because your hands and feet are nailed. You are unable to walk. That’s a pilgrimage too. In fact, it is the crown of pilgrimages.’ The style is simple, the message profound.” — Elisabeth Moberly, Sobornost Magazine

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