After years of Godless living, Stephen Walsh, a "Kafflik" born and raised, decides to jump sandals-first into the unusual world of the pilgrim.
Travelling with a diverse cast of devotees, he goes to Lourdes, magnet for the faithful sick; on a whistle-stop visit to Knock in County Mayo; to Medjugorje, in divided Bosnia Herzegovina; and, of course, to Rome, the hustling Holy City itself. He relearns his prayers and bathes in sacred waters, climbs holy mountains and listens to inspiring tales of the Faith of his Fathers.
This is the story of who and what he found. Of the triumph of folk religion over theology; hope over experience; and really, really bad taste over pretty much everything.
- Publication Date:
- 23 / 04 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm