Casey Beaumier, SJ, on Pilgrimage

Casey Beaumier, SJ—author of A Purposeful Path: How Far Can You Go with $30, a Bus Ticket, and a Dream?—spoke at a Boston College event called Agape Latte. Here’s the video of the talk, in which he tells his story of pilgrimage and how people thought he was crazy on more than one occasion as he tried to meet Maya Angelou.

Beaumier defines pilgrimage as “a personally transformative life-changing journey of risk, renewal, and awakening wonder that always leads to a sacred center.” He tells his story but reminds us that we are all pilgrims: “We’re pilgrims on the fly. We’re trying to get where we’re going, because we’re loved.”


  1. An insight also shared by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his Letters and Papers from Prison:
    “There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.”
    — Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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