Saint Thomas Way
whose Son our Saviour manifested your glory in his flesh,
and sanctified the outweard and visible
to be a means by which we may experience realities as yet unseen:
bless, hallow and sanctify, we pray, the St Thomas Way;
and grant that, as we follow it from place to place,
our minds may be drawn to things which can be seen only by the eye of faith,
and our hearts may be filled with grace
to follow Cantilupe in all virtous and godly living;
that we and every pilgrim may be guided to your kingdom
and come to share those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Knights and Dames from The Grand Priory of Wales were present on Saturday 7 July 2018 at the launch of the new Pilgrimage Way which traverses numerous sites in South Wales, from Swansea to the Shrine of Saint Thomas Cantilupe (also known as Saint Thomas of Hereford) where we had been met by the Dean on a previous pilgrimage, in August 2017.
Thomas de Cantilupe was a Provincial Grand Master of the Knights Templar in the 14th Century before he was canonised as St Thomas in 1320.
Seal of Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe
Legend: TOMAS DEI GRATIA HEREFORDENSIS EP(ISCOPU)S
(Thomas by the grace of God Bishop of Hereford)
Knights, Dames and Postulants from The Grand Priory of Wales will be visiting each site along the St Thomas Way in the course of the next 2 years. Reports will be published on this page.
More details and photographs will follow ....