Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 1

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Our Chaucer Way pilgrimage ended in the nave of Canterbury Cathedral two days ago. Today we are back at the Cathedral, this time just outside the south transept. In front of us is a diminutive stone, no larger than a modest grave marker, with shallow relief carvings telling us this is the Starting Stone for the Via Francigena pilgrimage that will eventually see us at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Continue reading

Walking to Rome: Winnipeg

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It starts in Canterbury. Gail and I will leave its cathedral, head south, cross the English Channel, traverse France, climb Switzerland’s Great Saint Bernard Pass, continue south through Italy and finally arrive on the doorstep of the Vatican. Continue reading