Mixed media on canvas

 10" x 8"


Peace Pilgrim (July 18, 1908-July 7, 1981), born Mildred Norman, was an American non-denominational spiritual teacher and peace activist.   I first learned of her through a fellow teacher in the late 1960s at the height of the Vietnam War.

In 1953, during the Korean War, she began her pilgrimage vowing to 'remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.'   By invitation, she gave inspiring talks on peace throughout the nation.

Peace Pilgrim's only possessions were the clothes on her back and the few items she carried in the pockets of her blue tunic which read 'Peace Pilgrim' on the front and '25,000 Miles on foot for peace' on the back.

It was her seventh cross-country journey on foot when Peace Pilgrim tragically died, ironically, in an automobile accident in which she was a passenger (she only rarely accepted rides) on the way to a speaking engagement.

Where this painting is coming from:

Peace Pilgrim walking Peace Pilgrim, Hawaii Peace Pilgrim

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