Meet Your Celtic Way Pilgrimage Guides, Georgia Sanders & Catherine Hommes.
About Culture Honey Touring
Culture Honey Touring offers distinct, hand crafted, small group tours to destinations in Ireland, Britain and Europe.
Pilgrimage participants, while outwardly traversing the beautiful and historical itineraries designed by Culture Honey Touring, are invited to journey inward, to learn from the ancient Christian Celtic saints as well as those who continue their spiritual practices today.
Join with Culture Honey Touring and be transported by the natural beauty of new landscapes. Be enriched by the stories, arts, culture, and cuisine of our global neighbors. Encounter new perspectives and make new friends. Our desire is that each participant return home refreshed, renewed and feeling a sense of peaceful connectedness with God and others in a new and lasting way.
The mission of Culture Honey Touring is to provide life-enriching, life-transforming experiences through hand crafted, small group pilgrimages and tours.
Introducing Georgia Sanders, Tour Designer & Guide
With a background in marketing, multimedia and entertainment, Georgia Sanders has traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe and the United Kingdom. A highlight of her multiple trips abroad involved studying Italian history and culture for 3 months in Florence, Italy in the fall of 2014, where she was fortunate to meet historian and teacher, Catherine Hommes.
Upon returning from Florence, Georgia founded the Online Travel & Culture Magazine CultureHoney.com. The pilgrimages and tours of Culture Honey Touring are an organic outgrowth of her love of travel and culture as well as a desire to bring people together to appreciate and celebrate our common humanity.
Encouraging all to expand personal horizons through reading, lectures and media viewing, she understands that actually “being there” can result in a truly life impacting experience. While investing four years as a staff member of a local church community, Georgia combined her organizational skills and her gift of hospitality to welcome and host international guests as well to organize times of intimate meetings to large conferences. One of her favorite aspects of this work was creating spacious times for participants to relax, become open to the stillness of God, and to connect meaningfully with other people.
Introducing Catherine Hommes, Tour Designer & Guide
Educator, church historian, and spiritual director, Catherine Hommes has traveled widely throughout North America and Europe. “I thrive on the adventure, discovery, and learning embedded in travel.”
A profound love for the Italian Renaissance led Catherine to live and study in Florence, Italy for three months. She feasted on Renaissance art, architecture, history, and Dante while doggedly tracing the footsteps of Medieval and Renaissance women.
Over the years, travel has played a vital role in Catherine’s spiritual journey as well. “I am drawn to places where God has mightily worked in the past and personally encounter His presence in these ‘holy places.” Catherine’s travels have been graced with Divine appointments with people past and present, fellow pilgrims who become treasured companions on this journey of life.
Catherine was introduced to Celtic Spirituality at a church retreat about twenty-five years ago at a time of intense spiritual hunger. “I was thrilled to learn about this group of Christians who enjoyed an intimate, celebratory, and vibrant relationship with God. I was especially impressed with their determination to include God in every aspect of daily life demonstrated through the prayers they composed. Celtic Christians lived lives of prayer and I wanted to do the same!”
Catherine has traveled to Celtic holy places in Ireland, Scotland, and England. For a number of years she was associated with the Community of Aidan and Hilda of Northumbria, England.
Catherine lectures and leads retreats on Celtic Christianity and writes for CultureHoney.com. In 2018 she completed the manuscript for A Short Biography of Leonardo da Vinci for Benna Books which is expected to be released in 2019.
Catherine earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; holds Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction and continues her Italian language studies in the US when she is not traveling.