A Harleston parishioner, Mary Kirk (aged 69), walked from Canterbury to Rome in 2016. She started from Canterbury on 1 May, following the route (more or less) taken by Archbishop Sigeric in the 10th century when he went to Rome to collect his pallium. Alas injury struck after 700 miles, and Mary returned to the UK for 12 weeks to rest her injured knee. She flew back to Italy in September to start from where she left off, completed the remain 500 or so miles, and arrived in St Peter’s Square on 21 October.
Mary is grateful for all the prayers and support from parishioners for her on this 2200km journey. She took prayer requests on her pilgrimage, and prayed for these every day, and at St Peter’s in Rome.
Mary’s progress from Canterbury, through France, Switzerland and Italy to the Vatican can be seen on her blog at http://quovadis-walkingtorome.uk. On the blog home page there is a link to her two Just Giving pages, in support of Refugee Action and Shelter.