Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson
Associate Professor, Theological Studies
Concordia University, Montréal
and ELCIC pastor
September 23–25, 2016
Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake, AB
A Western Canadian User’s Guide
In a world in which so many pilgrims call themselves non-religious, and so many
voyages are called ‘pilgrimages’, we attempted to define Christian pilgrimage and
discover what makes a journey spiritual.
Through biblical and historical material and Matt’s own documentary films and experiences, we examined factors that make up spiritual mobility and how Luther changed the nature of pilgrimage.
Matt’s NW Mounted Police Patrol Trail walk through southern Saskatchewan last summer guided discussion of contemporary practices of journey, and especially ‘settler’ pilgrimage in Western Canada, as a meaningful, restorative and sacred voyage.
Photo highlights from this retreat