• Jo Ann Staebler

    • Jo Ann Staebler is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a graduate of Shalem's Group Leader and Spiritual Guidance programs. A lover of pilgrimage, she serves on the Shalem Society and Mid-Atlantic leadership teams. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, who is learning to love pilgrimage as well.

Nijana: The Horse of Lindisfarne

In 2001, I joined Shalem’s Celtic pilgrimage to the islands of Lindisfarne and Iona. Each morning, our pilgrim group gathered outdoors to welcome the day with morning prayers. On Lindisfarne we walked down a flower-lined lane in front of the nearly 1000-year-old parish church that stands before the ruined medieval priory. Then we turned away […]