Lya Vollering shares eight concluding lessons from ninety-six days spent walking the Via Francigena.
Jul 25 2023
Thanks for following Lya on her journey along the Via Francigena to Rome. Here she shares her reflections on the final week of her eco-pilgrimage.
Jul 18 2023
Lya Vollering details her thirteenth week walking along the Via Francigena, through Italian towns full of history.
Jul 11 2023
On the twelfth week walking along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering reflects on the trail of lost belongings she's left behind..
Jul 04 2023
On the eleventh week of her pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering takes solace in the harmony and peace of a simple, unadorned church.
Jun 27 2023
As she tackles the tenth week of her pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering reflects on elastic time, industrial landscapes and the characters she encounters.
Jun 20 2023
Lya arrives in Aosta in the Italian Alps, having descended from the breath-taking heights and not without some moments of frustration.
Jun 15 2023
On her eighth week along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering reflects on joy, gratitude, the 'unreal' focus of our societies, and letting go.
Jun 06 2023
On her seventh week along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering appreciates the vibrancy of Switzerland and catches sight of the Alps.
May 30 2023
On her sixth week along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering reflects on the tarmac, barley fields, and the nature of being a 'traveller'.
May 23 2023
On her fifth week along the Via Francigena, Lya Vollering reflects on the nature of love, and her fears about the future.
May 16 2023
On her fourth week along the Via Francigena, Lya joins up with friends, reflecting on the canals and architecture she finds along the way.
May 11 2023
On her third week along the Via Francigena, Lya feels at home among the wild flowers, while keenly aware of a daunting emptiness in the nature around her.
May 02 2023
On her second week along the Via Francigena, Lya reflects on the wild, land ownership, and submits to the need for new walking shoes.
Apr 25 2023
On her first week along the Via Francigena, Lya stays with Catholic Worker Calais, and faces the realities of the walk ahead.
Apr 20 2023
Lya Vollering begins her pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, as an act of ecological witness in the midst of our climate crisis.
Apr 20 2023
Lya Vollering, from the Minsteracres Eco-Community, recently created a series of sculptures to accompany Tony Wright’s 'comPASSION: Stations of the Cross for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse'.
Mar 25 2022
Lya Vollering, from Minsteracres Eco-Community, reflects on her involvement in a performance art piece this year.
Dec 21 2021
Our Passionist partners at Minsteracres share their vision for the Eco-Community's Walled Garden in 5 years' time.
Oct 10 2020
We need to go to where Christ is suffering in the whole of creation. Where do we start?
Nov 09 2018