9780618446650

The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618446650

  • ISBN10:

    0618446656

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-11
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

The Singular Pilgrim is a riveting account of one woman's personal quest to find the root of belief among modern religious pilgrims. The intrepid Rosemary Mahoney undertakes six extraordinary journeys: visiting an Anglican shrine to Saint Mary in Walsingham, England; walking the five-hundred-mile Camino de Santiago in northern Spain; braving the icy bathwater at Lourdes; rowing alone across the Sea of Galilee to spend a night camped below the Golan Heights; viewing Varanasi, India's holiest city, from a rubber raft on the Ganges; soldiering barefoot through the three-day penitential Catholic pilgrimage on Ireland's Station Island. A fiercely observant traveler and an insightful writer, Mahoney offers a witty and provocative chronicle of her adventures.

Author Biography

ROSEMARY MAHONEY is the author of Whoredom in Kimmage, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the New York Times Notable Book The Early Arrival of Dreams. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, she lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1(7)
1 WALSINGHAM 8(42)
2 LOURDES 50(24)
3 EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO 74(70)
4 VARANASI 144(109)
5 THE HOLY LAND 253(82)
6 SAINT PATRICK'S PURGATORY 335(70)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 405(1)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 406

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