On Easter Monday, the Mormon Society of St. James will be embarking on its fifth annual major pilgrimage, this time to Rome. Pilgrimage has become something of a “hobby” for me and while one of the highlights of my year is the long yomp with the MSSJ crew, I also enjoy mini-pilgrimages whenever I have the chance.
Last summer I spend a day roaming around Caldey Island off the coast of western Wales. Caldey is home to a community of Trappist monks. Herewith a few snaps taken with my cheap phone:
If life on Caldey appeals to you, the Order is recruiting. Here are the requirements: “You need to be a Catholic, unmarried and not in a relationship, fit and in good mental and physical health, with no debts or dependents, with a reasonably well-balanced personality, generous, intelligent, with a sense of humour, and (usually) under 50.”
Unqualified though I am, I definitely saw the appeal.