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Walk for Peace

Posted: Friday, Jul 12th, 2013

French-Canadian Pierrette Roy is walking alone the length of the West Coast. The cart bears all her travel supplies.


When one hears the story of Pierrette Roy, that might the first trait you would attribute to the woman.

But once you meet her, talk with her, she leaves the impression of so much more.

Pierrette is a pretty and robust woman who belies her age of 51. She grew up in Quebec and is the mother of three grown children.

The Canadian has been on her personal journey for a few years, but now she is on a mission. She carries it as quietly and confidently, however, as she carries her own personal search.

“For about three years my body was functioning, but my soul was dying,” she said.

She knew she had to find another way to lead her life. “What can I do to be happier?” she asked herself. She didn’t just mildly pose the question; it screamed at her as she realized her life was out of kilter. Sorting through her life experiences, she narrowed it to what she knew how to do and what she loved to do.

“I know I can walk long distances.

“I want to take a walk,” she told herself simply.

“I decided I wanted to be happy with my life.”

She started to read avidly of other pilgrims and searchers. She read “Peace Pilgrimage,” about a woman, Mildred Norman, who, known as the Peace Pilgrim, walked across America for 28 years.

“She inspired me. If she did that, I can do that too.”

For the complete article see the 07-13-2013 issue.

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