Fr Jim’s 290 mile pilgrimage to help Calais refugee workers

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In the footsteps of the Saints

Fr Jim Walls, Spiritual Director at Scots College, Rome, plans to walk  from Iona to Lindisfarne this summer in solidarity with all those vulnerable people who flee their homes and are treated abysmally in Europe and the UK whilst seeking sanctuary.

Linking the spiritual hearts of the missions of St Columba and St Cuthbert, Fr Jim’s pilgrimage will take 20 days, supplying in local parishes and offering Mass along the way for the spiritual support of the refugees, and raising sponsorship for the Catholic Workers House in Calais. The house is an informal meeting place and a community for people from Calais with a heart for refugees, volunteers, people from the parishes and refugees.

Fr Jim became passionate about this projected after learning about the plight of the refugees in ‘the Jungle’ at Calais and then visiting with a local Monifieth man, Alex Holmes who is a regular volunteer at the Calais House. 

Fr Jim’s sponsorship page can be found here:

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