The roots of the Church in Wales were planted in the sacred soil of a Celtic community shaped by inspiring landscapes, ancient legends, and dedicated people of faith. This past April, a group of 26 pilgrims from across the United States set out from Washington National Cathedral to explore it. Arriving in northern Wales, participants walked enduring pilgrimage paths, prayed in ancient churches and cathedrals, wandered abbey ruins left empty after Henry viii’s infamous dissolution of the monasteries, and worshiped by holy lakes and on rocky grey beaches.

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