Reflections on one of Connoisseurs’ First Pilgrimages, circa 1988
“This is where I feel my Christian roots are,” said Bob, the Episcopalian priest who was the group leader of our tour. “I really feel at home here with the early English church, its liturgy, its monasteries, and its saints.”
We were standing in the ruins of a medieval priory on the holy island of Lindisfarne off England’s northeast coast. For part of each day Lindisfarne really is an island, ...