Save Our Shrines Newsletter

Save Our Shrines
Saving the world's sacred places and unique traditions, old and new
Created 28 Feb 2021
  • Walking Europe... the Hard Way
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    A few weeks ago, Matt found a book buried in a forgotten corner of our library called “Clear Waters Rising” by Nicholas Crane. Crane is now a well-known author, BBC presenter, and former head of the R...
  • Save Our “Last Homely House”
    24 Oct 2021 • 33 min read
    "And the house of Elrond was a refuge for the weary and the oppressed, and a treasury of good counsel and wise lore." A few days ago, we had the chance to interview Dr. Cameron Thompson, PsyD., an org...
  • Painting as a Pastime
    21 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Winston Churchill is best known for his political, military, and literary accomplishments, but in his free time he took up the art of painting and developed quite a proficiency. View of Chartwell (his...
  • Updates on Pilgrim Routes
    09 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Instagram has been in the news lately for various dangers it poses to society. We wish to add another complaint to the mix: the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) engendered by following too many European pil...
  • Save Our Beautiful Cities
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Earlier this month Barcelona became the largest European city to ban residents from renting out private rooms on short-term rental sites like Airbnb. The move comes several months after Venice banned ...
  • Save Our Good Tilled Earth
    18 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    “Where our hearts truly lie is in peace and quiet and good tilled earth. For all Hobbits share a love of all things that grow.” - The Fellowship of the Ring (movie edition) This newsletter’s mission i...
  • Veterans on the Camino Update
    30 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Thank you dear reader for your patience with our lack of publishing in the last month. Our family has been enjoying what the Germans call Urlaub and the Italians call ferie di Agosto - in other words ...
  • Save Our Paths
    24 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The wonderful British publication Inkcap Journal recently highlighted a government deadline to document ancient pathways (defined as appearing in maps before 1949) in England and Wales by 2026. Pathwa...
  • St Declan's Way
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    In an earlier newsletter titled “Save Our Pilgrim Paths,” we highlighted the revival of ancient pilgrim walking routes across Europe. Today we came across this tweet from Ireland: We dug a bit and fou...
  • Save Our Sanctuaries
    11 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    In the Roman Catholic Latin Mass, a section in the liturgy prays that those who have died may enjoy “locum refrigerii lucis et pacis,” i.e. “a place of coolness [note refrigerii’s similarity to refrig...
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