Why Walked Pilgrimage?
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About the event
WIll Peterson experienced first-hand radical Catholic hospitality on trips to Iowa and North Dakota during college where he recognized that American Catholicism contains a multitude of people willing to open their doors to travelers. A pilgrimage to Rome for Pope Francis’s first Easter while an undergraduate stirred the first thoughts of a pilgrimage ministry as he felt the immense power of a physical journey of faith shared with others.
In teaching for two years in an under-resourced Catholic high school in Memphis, TN, he saw the limiting effects of not having the opportunity to come into contact with people who may have shared beliefs, but different views and experiences of life. After two years as a middle school English teacher at St. Therese Academy in San Diego, he now works full time with MCP. He has been a speaker at Catholic and pilgrimage-related conferences, a writer for academic, diocesan, and lay publications, and a guest of various Catholic media outlets.
Visit his nonprofit Modern Catholic Pilgrimage for more information.