“To Be A Pilgrim: The Canterbury Way” (Video)


A new film for the Feast of St. Thomas Becket

CANTERBURY — An ancient trail of pilgrimage runs through southeast England, a pathway along which so much of English identity converges. It is the way of St. Thomas Becket, the martyr who stood up to a king and inspired Christendom. It is a route that drew countless pilgrims in ages past, captured the imagination of Chaucer and is reviving in our own times.

Now a new film, titled To Be A Pilgrim: The Canterbury Way, allows you to travel this ancient path.

Follow Fr. Marcus Holden and Fr. Nicholas Schofield as they journey along the medieval pilgrim route from London to Canterbury. Along the way they discover the story of St. Thomas and some fascinating traditions: the Rood of Boxley, the splendor of Rochester, the “second Carmel” at Aylesford and many more.

By retracing the steps of the medieval pilgrims, this film draws out the rich Christian heritage of England and reflects on what it means To Be A Pilgrim.

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