What others are saying about The Pilgrim's Italy:
A Travel Guide to the Saints
By James and Colleen Heater
Pilgrims are not tourists. They have come, quietly and humbly, to seek the holy and enter more deeply into God’s Blessedness. The Heaters have found this stillness for themselves and here set out to share its essentials with men and women who earnestly seek God.
Sister Wendy Beckett
Author and host of the PBS program The Saints with Sister Wendy
The Pilgrim’s Italy is a joyous addition to the growing literature of soulful travel guides. I recommend it to anyone who wants to turn his or her travels into a sacred journey.
Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage and The Book of Roads
This book is a treasure of fascinating spiritual practice for a world that needs more saints. It invites us all to embrace that call, and gives us some guidance along the way.
Brother Wayne Teasdale, author of The Mystic Heart
A lovely guide for the traveler drawn to the spiritual side of Italy.
James O’Reilly, editor of Travelers’ Tales Tuscany
The saints’ presence is very much alive, today, at these shrines. James and Colleen Heater show us how truly to receive the saints’ blessings, by experiencing for ourselves their living presence.
J. Donald Walters, author of Meditation for Starters
James and Colleen Heater offer seekers of all faiths a compelling and comprehensive guide to both the inner and outer realms of Italy’s great spiritual sites.
Deborah Willoughby, Editor, Yoga International
What an inspiring book! Although there are a few spiritually oriented travel books, none as clearly address how truth seekers can attune inwardly to the sacred sites in order to experience them on the deepest levels.
Norman Snitkin, East West Bookshop of Seattle
Saints and mystics through the centuries have been living examples of holiness, yet they were not born saints. They attained a life of perfection through prayer, meditation and goodwill. The Pilgrim’s Italy will help pilgrims learn more about the saints they venerate, and how to make better use of pilgrimage, by encouraging silence and meditation on the lives and teachings of the saints.
Maximilian Mizzi, O.F.M. Conv.
Delegate General for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue
This interesting and handy guide will be my faithful companion as I walk in the footsteps of the saints of Italy.
Justin Epstein, Assoc. Minister, Unity Center of New York
T.V. Host Practical Spirituality with Justin Epstein