“Pilgrimage is often regarded as the universal quest for self. Though the form of the path changes from culture to culture, through different epochs of history, one element remains the same: renewal of the soul."
-Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage
Join spiritual guide and wisdom teacher, Patty Speier, Executive Director of the Seton Cove, and Carl McQueary, art historian, instructor, archivist , and sought after travel guide to France, as they introduce you to the transformative power of curated experiences of the art and soul of France. We will travel together not as tourists but as pilgrims who are open to giving themselves to the providence of the journey.
As pilgrims we are attentive and responsive to what the journey offers. When we open ourselves to the journey we discover that the truth—when really perceived and not just described—is always a wonder.
Through the use of poetry, wisdom teachings, and spiritual practices, Carl and Patty will facilitate the discovery of your own deeper relationship to the places we will visit and increase your awareness of the presence of the Sacred in yourself, your fellow pilgrims and how this Presence is manifested in art, architecture and the every-day life of Paris.
Experiences of the Pilgrimage include: The Notre-Dame Cathedral; The Basilica of Sacré Coeur; The Chapel of the Miraculous Medal; concert at Ste. Chapelle; full-day excursion to the magnificent Cathedral and Labyrinth at Chartres; Paris Orangerie Museum to see Monet’s murals of the water lilies; excursion to the Monet House and Gardens; the Musée Picasso and Musée d’Orsay; visits to the Vincential Motherhouse and the Daughters of Charity Motherhouse; free time to explore Paris at your desired pace; and more.
Led by: Patricia Speier & Carl McQueary. Carl served as Mission Integration Coordinator, communicator and archivist for Seton Healthcare Family for 15 years. With a Master’s Degree in Museum Science from Baylor University, and as a cultural historian, Carl has conducted tours of sacred sites, both in the United States and France, for many years. As a long-time private art curator, Carl is passionate about the combined roles that history, art and spirituality play within the context of living a true, authentic life. He strives to integrate all three aspects in his daily experience.
$4,995 (Includes roundtrip airfare Austin/Paris; six nights’ hotel accomodations in Paris; breakfast daily, one lunch and two dinners; deluxe motorcoach transportation for full tour, with hand-picked, experienced driver; admission fees/tickets as outlined in “experiences” above; all tips, taxes and surcharges included. Pre-registration required, deposit of $500 due by February 1, 2019. Reserve your spot, Pilgrimage limited to twenty participants.)