May 2017 Chartres Pilgrimages
September 2017 Chartres Pilgrimages
Interested in coming on pilgrimage with Veriditas? We’d be delighted to have you join us.
"The object of pilgrimage is not rest and recreation – to get away from it all.
Huston Smith in Phil Cousineau’s The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred
Walking a Sacred Path
Walking a Sacred Path with Veriditas is a special pilgrimage to Chartres, France. It is a transformational program that is usually offered in two cycles.
Each cycle includes one private, after hours labyrinth walk and one public walk. Most programs include morning seminars, small group discussions, an opening reception, a closing dinner, a tour of the crypt, a tour of the cathedral and leisure hours spent in the enchanting Medieval village that surrounds the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres.
Most Walking a Sacred Path programs begin with registration on Monday at 4:00 PM and conclude with a celebratory dinner on Friday that ends by 10:00 PM. See schedule for each program for actual details. Facilitator Training begins 10 AM Saturday and ends 6 PM Sunday.
See a sample schedule for Walking a Sacred Path Pilgrimages.
"The art of movement, the poetry of motion, the music of personal experience, of the sacred in those places it has been known to shine forth. If we are not astounded by these possibilities, we can never plumb the depths of our own souls or the soul of the world.
The force behind myths fairytales, parables and soulful travel stories reveals the myriad ways the sacred breaks through the resistance and shines forth into our world. Pilgrimage holds out the promise of personal contact with that sacred force.
What is sacred is what is worthy of our reverence, what evokes awe and wonder in the human heart, and what, when contemplated, transforms us utterly."
-- Phil Cousineau, The Art Of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide To Making Travel Sacred
Chartres Cathedral is currently undergoing renovations, which means that the labyrinth itself is mostly covered by scaffolding. Veriditas donated a canvas labyrinth to Chartres Cathedral for use during the renovations, and we will be walking the canvas in the Cathedral during our Pilgrimage this May. To read Lauren's blog about the Canvas in Chartres, please click here.
Spouse packages available if your spouse wants to come but not participate in the full program. Includes reception, dinner and tours. Simply select spouse package when you register.
If you would prefer to arrange your own lodging, here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Maison St. Yves where the programs are held.
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A few details about coming to Chartres for Walking a Sacred Path
Checklist for International Travel
Safety Concerns while traveling:
As you probably know, the U.S. government is continuing its Worldwide Caution with respect to foreign travel in general. France is not specifically mentioned in the latest update. On a separate website, the U.S. embassy in France notes that the French government is continuing its reinforced security measures. The State Department provides a program for concerned travelers to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: see Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).