Join us for an evening with author Timothy Egan, as he speaks about his latest book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith.
Tuesday, October 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall – 1119 8th Ave, Seattle
$35 admits ONE and includes one book.
$40 admits TWO and includes one book.
Tickets available at StrangerTickets.com.
About the event
A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith is an adventure across time and terrain, and a search for divinity and the pulse of spirituality. Along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, Egan makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy. The goal: walking to St. Peter’s Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold church together through the worst crisis in half a millennium. Making his way through a landscape laced with some of the most important religious landmarks, Egan is accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith—Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther, Saint Francis and Pope Francis. Egan’s quest to understand how Christianity’s glories and failures led to its decline across the world it created couldn’t be more timely.
About the author: Timothy Egan
During a time when America, and much of Europe are increasingly secular, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Timothy Egan set out to reckon with his own beliefs. Prompted by his Irish Catholic family’s complicated history with the church and in the wake of his mother’s death, Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers.