1. one who journeys in foreign lands; wayfarer
2. one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee

Journeys for Hungry Souls offers travel that is more than just sight-seeing. Our goal is to use journeys as tools to inspire inward as well as outward discovery.  For centuries pilgrims have re-awakened spiritual wonder as they went on pilgrimages. Through guided spiritual direction such as contemplative prayer, lively group discussions, exercises that help us to see-then to see more deeply, discoveries in Scripture, receiving the gifts each culture has to give, and large doses of laughter, we can learn to walk through the world in newly insightful ways. What we offer is a moveable feast, a mobile spiritual retreat.

If you are a hungry soul, longing for more of God, we invite you to join us on one of our spiritual pilgrimages. 

"The question at the heart of the quest is how to renew our power of vision."  — Phil Cousineau

David Mains & Karen Mains
David Mains and Karen Mains

Featured Trip

6 Day Pilgrimage to Ontario

Journey to Ontario

Journey with David and Karen Mains to the famed Shakespeare Festival in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, Canada. This travel experience is for everyone serious about a dialogue between culture and faith, who also wants a rare event: an enchanting community filled with perennial gardens and old stone architecture, a week of guided conversations around dramatic themes, and world-class theatre from the best repertory company in North America. The reputation of the Festival guarantees that each season is stellar.

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10 Day Pilgrimage to France

Journey to France

Journey to France as spiritual explorers with your co-hosts Valerie Bell and Karen Mains. Our intention is to open the eyes of our souls through a dialogue stimulated by the arts. We will walk slowly, learn to attend to beauty every day, and share in-depth dialogue along the way. Lectures will be short. Our prayer is that you will find the freedom to explore our common life in Christ and to re-discover the artist within. We will teach you how to “read” great art and then how to use those same viewing exercises to develop a contemplative prayer practice for the soul.

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Valerie Bell - Your France Trip Co-Host

Valerie Bell
Your France Trip Host