Welcome to Via Peregrini!

County Wicklow, Ireland (2007)

What does “Via Peregrini” mean? The term peregrini stems from about the first century to describe a group of people who were not citizens of the Roman empire, but were given some benefits and protections. It also dates to early Celtic monasticism to describe bold, enthusiastic Irish adventurers who went everywhere, “burning with love for Christ, fearing no peril, shunning no hardship.” Intervarsity has a terrific description on these intrepid travelers.

Via Peregrini is about the pilgrim path. It’s my take on being a pilgrim in the 21st Century, continuing on a journey toward knowing God increasingly as he is, and sharing images that emerge along the way. One of the ways I most experience the presence of God is by traveling. The entire process is a means of connecting with God, usually with the better parts of my self, and connecting with other people. Photography is one of the creative expressions of these connections during my own pilgrimages.

What is your latest experience of being a pilgrim?

© Kimberly Powell and Via Peregrini, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photos, images, text and all other material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kimberly Powell and Via Peregrini with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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