Meeting Mary - A Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred Feminine. A WALKING A SACRED PATH PILGRIMAGE IN CHARTRES, FRANCE with Judith Tripp

  • 30 Aug 2020
  • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 03 Sep 2020
  • 9:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • Chartres, France
  • 36


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Special Early Bird Pricing will expire on April 30, 2020. Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Chartres, Accommodation, or meals.
  • Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Chartres, Accommodation, or meals
  • Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Chartres, Accommodation, or meals


In this  pilgrimage designed for both our hearts and our minds, we will encounter Mary in Chartres where she has been venerated over the centuries, tracing her place in the story of the Sacred Feminine.  Each day, we will begin in the chapel with medieval and contemporary song and chant led by Ruth Cunningham followed by Judith Tripp’s exploration of the Sacred Feminine through lecture, image, writing practice, guided meditations, exploration of the Cathedral and a glorious evening candlelit labyrinth walk.

A four day version of the Walking A Sacred Path Program will begin with an orientation and opening reception.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, there will be seminars with small group time.  Tuesday evening holds a special walk through the Cathedral Crypt as a pilgrim in the house of Mary.  Wednesday afternoon, Lauren will lead an orientation to the labyrinth in Chartres followed by an evening of labyrinth walking in Chartres Cathedral with candlelight, and special music.  On Thursday evening will be a reception and celebratory dinner. 

This is a once in a lifetime experience that participants are drawn to repeat.  Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal so needed in our times.  

Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, is a transpersonal psychotherapist, teacher and musician. She is on the board and faculty of Veriditas and leads  yearly pilgrimages to the Celtic Lands.  She has been developing this material during her yearly pilgrimages to Chartres since 2009.

Ruth Cunningham, is a professional vocalist, founding member Anonymous 4 and a sound healing practitioner. She is on the faculty of Wisdom University and focalized their music program at Chartres for years.  She has many recordings of medieval and renaissance music as well as cross cultural musical offerings. 

Reading List:

For all Walking a Sacred Path programs: 

·       Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by    Lauren Artress

·       The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball


Housing registration at the Hotellerie St. Yves will open soon.

Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotellerie St. Yves where the programs are held.

Safety Concerns?

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).

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