PILGRIMAGE TO HERESY asks disturbing questions about the nature of faith and pilgrimage.
The Catholic Church would rather you didn't learn the answers!
Trier, Gaul, 385 C.E.
Priscillian of Avila: A wealthy former Senator, a charismatic bishop with a huge following in his native Galicia, argues for his life against his accusers, two powerful Spanish bishops who win the ready ear of the new Emperor, Maximus. Along with eight of his closest followers including Eucrotia, the widow of a Roman noble, Priscillian is accused of witchcraft and heresy.
Yet Priscillian's message is one of celibacy, simplicity, and gentleness. Is he guilty? For centuries, it has been claimed that St. James is buried in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain-the Holy Grail of pilgrims for over 1200 years. But what if he is not? What if the occupant of the crypt is none other than Priscillian, a man whose Gnostic message threatened to undo the power of the newly formed Roman church?
The Camino de Santiago, Spain, 2000 C.E.
Miranda has left her untenured position at the University of Toronto to go on a 800 kilometers hike in the north of Spain. On her second day walking in the Pyrenees, she meets Kieran, a lapsed candidate for the priesthood, who is translating a book written in Latin: a book he shouldn't have. The next day, Kieran is missing, and so is his translation! A religious injustice . Two love stories: one doomed from the start . and a mystery perhaps.