Announcing the Heart and Soul of Greece Pilgrimage in June, 2024!

The Cothran Center is excited to offer the next “What’s Calling You Now?” Pilgrimage, a part of the Becherer Alumni Programs.  With travel from June 6-16, 2024, participants will join Cothran Center staff plus pilgrimage leader, Heather Doss (Furman c/o 2003), for an 11-day itinerary offering an introduction to the highlights of ancient Greece in Athens, Corinth, and Delphi.

Pilgrims will have the opportunity to experience contemporary Greece through food and music, and examine how Greece is responding to the many refugees landing on its shores.  The scenic Meteora region, with its Byzantine monasteries, offers a connection with nature and your own soul.  The full itinerary and registration details can be found at this link:  Heart and Soul of Greece Pilgrimage

For questions, please contact Program Coordinator for Alumni and Community Initiatives, Whitney Brown Martinez ( .

The Parthenon ancient ruin in Athens, Greece.                                                                 Coastal scene of Hydra, Greece including a burro next to a shoreline.                                                                                Monastery on a cliffside in Meteora, Greece.

In the past, in alternating years, we have invited alumni to join in deeply enriching pilgrimage experiences to places around the world. In years prior, we have gone on pilgrimage to Ireland (2011), Spain (2009), the Iona community in Scotland (2013), Chartres Cathedral in France (2017), and St. Olav’s Way in Norway (2019). Pilgrims walk paths where other pilgrims have traveled for generations, experience authentic hospitality in communities near and far, encounter rich spiritual connectedness, and have amazing space–and beautiful views–to reflect on their own life’s purpose, direction, and calling. Pilgrims are invited to bring and share their own stories and traditions during conversations. As with all of our programs and services, these pilgrimages are offered to all alumni, regardless of faith tradition or perspective. We provide an open, welcoming space and encourage alumni to use their own beliefs in discovery and analysis of their individual life’s goals and meanings.