Sunday, 7 June 2009

About my book Pilgrimage to Heresy...

Pilgrimage to Heresy is a tale of intrigue which asks disturbing questions about the nature of faith and pilgrimage. The Catholic Church would rather you didn’t learn the answers!

For centuries it has been claimed that St. James is buried in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain - the Holy Grail of pilgrims for over 1200 years. But what if he is not?What if the occupant is none other than Priscillian, a "heretic", a man whose Gnostic message threatened to undo the power of the newly-formed Roman Church?

The Camino de Santiago, Spain, 2000 CE

Miranda has left her untenured position at the University of Toronto to go on a 800 kilometre hike in the north of Spain. On her second day walking, she meets Kieran, a lapsed candidate for the priesthood, who is translating a book written in Latin: a book he shouldn't have.
The next day, Kieran is missing, and so is his translation!

All Miranda is left by way of an explanation is a draft of a novel he is writing: “I’ll see you in Puente,” he says in a note. But on her arrival at the next stop, he is no-where to be found.
As she continues along St. James’ Way, Miranda and her companions become immersed in three puzzles:

Who was Priscillian? Who is "Blackbeard"?
And most of all...Where is Kieran?
A Religious Injustice...
Two Love Stories, One Doomed From the Start...
And a Mystery... Perhaps

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