Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wanting to help others. Picking up and falling down.

Wanting to help others.  Picking up and falling down. The Iona Pilgrimage Every Tuesday on the little Scottish island of Iona a group of visitors set off on a pilgrimage around the island.  This year on my visit to Iona … Continue reading

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Captured by a monk.

Captured by a monk. Three monasteries: 1.The convent of the Poor Claire’s, Alençon. In June 2011 my pilgrimage from Loyola to Iona took me through Le Perche, a forested region of Lower Normandy where I had lived for 10 years before … Continue reading

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Community on the Camino.

Community on the Camino. The Credencial.  The pilgrim’s credential is an outward sign of belonging to the Camino community.  This is obtained from Cathedrals or from the Amigos del Camino, usually in the place from where you start your camino. … Continue reading

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Evangelii Gaudium Encyclical of Pope Francis

Evangelii Gaudium  Encyclical of Pope Francis   evangelii-gaudium-EN

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The Camino which awakens. Via de La Plata towards Caparra.

The Camino which awakens.   Via de La Plata, Caparra. Beginnings: Learning to walk once more. On Easter Monday 2010 I was arriving in the Northern part of Caceres where the South and warmer part of Spain ends and the … Continue reading

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Christopher Shepherd-Smith SJ 1943 – 1977

Christopher Shepherd-Smith SJ  1943 – 1977 An account originally published in an older and lost version of the Raft-of-Corks Blog. Christopher Shepherd-Smith Posted on January 19, 2012 by John Fletcher There were many tales about Shepherd-Smith. It is said that “Sheppy” reacted swiftly … Continue reading

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Loving our Planet.

Loving our Planet.   “I’ve just walked 500 miles!”  You must be mad. Many pilgrims on the Camino say their friends think they are mad to try to it.  This is especially true of young people who set off for … Continue reading

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