October 29-November 9
Deposit Deadline June 30.
Mary Millerd, RPC, MATS is a Spiritual Director and a member of St. Francis-in-the-Wood, Caulfeild.
Mary will be co-leading this pilgrimage.
"In 2010, my husband, Don, and I went on our first pilgrimage with Regina and Dr. Rabia and we fell in love with the country in particular the desert and Mount Sinai. St. Catherine's Monastery is at the foot of Mt. Sinai. We went again in 2017, and went to Israel instead of doing the optional Nile Cruise. We are looking forward to going again."
Here is an excerpt from the information/registration/intinerary flyer:
The outer landscape of the Egyptian city and desert is a sacred book of wonder, adventure and knowledge. Its temples, ancient monasteries and open vistas are meant to illuminate timeless truths. Relating the outer journey with the inner landscape of “what stirs my thoughts, my emotions and my sensations” is the beginning of understanding and wisdom. The early desert fathers and mothers believed these centers of intelligence to be great teachers for the eternal question “who am I.”
“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” - Rumi
Rumi’s well-known message is a call for love and peace. In the ancient Egyptian religion these qualities began in the individual heart, which was measured against the weight of a feather, symbol for truth, balance and harmony.
Our learning will be integrated with site visits, teaching from experts, community reflections and quiet time. A truly unique experience will be our time in the desert with our Bedouin friends. We experience the magic of sleeping under a billion-star canopy as in ancient times but with comfortable mats and sleeping bags. Come join this exceptional caravan and let Egypt weave its enchantment in your heart!
You will also find attached below information about the 4-day Nile Cruise which begins with the flight from Cairo to Luxor on November 8.
All fees are in USD. $800 deposit is due June 30.
The comprehensive information flyers with itineraries and registration form are available for downloading below.