A pilgrimage to return to the Church

A pilgrimage to return to the Church

A Swiss monastery is organizing a unique kind of pilgrimage. The Benedictine monstery of Einsiedeln is bringing in lapsed Catholics for three day retreats to help people reconcile their loss of faith. I wonder how long lasting the effects will be or what makes this kind of evangelization different.

When the discussions came to an end on Saturday, Huber said she was very impressed with what she described as a “wonderful experience” and that it represented for her a big step toward rejoining the church.

Still not entirely convinced by the Roman Catholic Church structure, she said “it cannot be changed from the outside. You have to go inside”.

Not exactly the best reasons for returning, but then again conversion is a journey of a thousand steps, not one. At least she’s taken the first one.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli