Program 600: Notre Dame Fire; Pilgrim Trails; Holy Rover
Release Date: 05-02-2020
On our 15th-anniversary edition of Travel with Rick Steves, Rick explores designing your own spiritual pilgrimage: Tim Egan shares what the trail from Canterbury to Rome showed him about his own religious skepticism; Lori Erickson explains how spiritual travels informed her view of the world as a clergywoman; and Elaine Sciolino remembers how the world responded to the fire at Notre-Dame.
- Paris-based author Elaine Sciolino, author of "The Seine" (Norton)
- New York Times columnist Tim Egan, author of "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" (Viking)
- Lori Erickson, author of “Holy Rover” (Fortress Press) and "Near the Exit" (Westminster John Knox Press)
- Elaine Sciolino is a longtime Paris-based correspondent for the New York Times. Her latest book about Paris is "The Seine: The River That Made Paris."
- Kirkus Reviews named "The Seine" one of the best books of 2019.
- The latest book by Tim Egan, “A Pilgrimage to Eternity,” details his journey from Canterbury to Rome along the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim trail.
- The New York Times review of "A Pilgrimage to Eternity."
- An American traveler from Michigan posts photos from the crypt of Santa Lucia Filippini in Montefiascone, Italy on her Flicker account.
- Lori Erickson writes about her travels to spiritually-important places around the world in her book "Holy Rover," and offers travel suggestions on her SpiritualTravels.info website.
- Taizé is a meditative spiritual community in France.