I want the data: how many people actually do this walk? I keep hearing there are a lot this year – this being for Catholics the Jubilee of Mercy, the 27th such holy year in church history, with an additional exhortation to embark on pilgrimage. But how many people is that?
Life Pilgrim features the travel blog written by Dick Kempson on his walk from Canterbury to Rome along the Via Francigena in the summer and autumn of 2016. This pilgrimage is a walk but it is also a reflection on the books he is reading and the ideas his walk generates.