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Walking with saints

Kensy Joseph and Eddie CosgroveWalking 400 miles in 6 weeks, on a budget of £4 a day for food and accommodation, Eddie Cosgrove, a Jesuit novice from the Irish Province, together with Kensy Joseph of the British Province, have just completed their pilgrimage experiment in Britain. Retracing the footsteps of the Northern Saints, including St Columcille, St Aidan, St Cuthbert and St Hilda, they began their pilgrimage at York, walked to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), and ended on the island of Iona. From sleeping in farmers’ sheds, strangers’ beds, and even a free night in a hotel, Eddie shared some of their experiences of providence, the kindness of strangers, and a simple lifestyle on this adventure.