Pilgrim at Lindisfarne

Pilgrim at Lindisfarne
M. Autumn Collins

"Lindisfarne is a Holy Island in Northumbria on the east coast of England. It’s a tidal island so you have to plan to visit when you can actually get to it as the road may be flooded when the tide is in. Lindisfarne is now a place of peace, a sanctuary, a very moving place. It is well known for Saint Cuthbert, a 6th century saint, monk, bishop, hermit associated with the monastery at Lindisfarne which is a site of pilgrimage to this day. On the way back from the island  by the usual route on a causeway, I saw this pilgrim walking. He was walking where you can walk before the tide comes.  It was really interesting to me that he was on that path, a different route, more tied to the land and the ocean. I recalled the biblical story where the three wise men went “home by another way”."

M. Autumn Collins made these photographs during journeys organized by the Global Theological Educational Immersions program of Perkins School of Theology.

Born in Tripoli to parents who were members of the U. S. Diplomatic Corps, Collins grew up in Europe and the Middle East. She graduated from Georgetown University in Arab Studies, and from Perkins School of Theology, earning a Master of Theological Studies degree with a focus on the photography of sacred spaces. Her photographs have appeared in books, articles, magazines, and exhibits. Collins is the publisher of Full Court Press which specializes in works of spiritual and theological relevance. She has been conferred certification as a tea sommelier by the UK Tea Academy in London.

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Upper Basement Corridor
Pilgrim at Lindisfarne