In early October 2014, Catholic Earthcare led a group of pilgrims on a week-long Creation and Reconciliation pilgrimage in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
The pilgrimage offered a unique opportunity to spend time on country, learn about the essential link between creation and reconciliation and deepen our own connection to to God, reconciliation and healing.
The group of pilgrams came from all across Australia, with two travelling from as far away as France and Switzerland. The knowledge and passion of those in the group enriched our experience, giving everyone the opportunity to learn about a rich variety of topics – from ritual, to eco-theology, art and geology.
One of the highlights of our journey was spending three days at Iga Warta, where we were hosted by the local Adnyamathanha people and learnt about their culture, history and relationship with the landscape.
One of the Pilgrims was Anne Lanyon, Coordinator for the Columban Mission Institute Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice. Anne kindly agreed to share her Flinders Ranges Reflection with the Earthcare community.
Our next pilgrimage will be in 2016. For those who are interested in joining, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.