Category Archives: Camino Francés

Fainthearted about doing the Camino?

Fainthearted about doing the Camino?  An extraordinary coincidence became a common event in the early stages of my Camino last year.  I had begun walking with an arrhythmia in my heart.  I began to notice that when I spontaneously gave … Continue reading

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The Camino de Santiago: the fruit of witnessing human goodness in a troubled world.

 The Camino de Santiago: the fruit of witnessing human goodness in a troubled world. It is two months since I completed the Camino Francés, weary but deeply at peace.  My heart,  which had spent the summer tormenting me with tachycardia … Continue reading

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The Camino Francés: timeless and eternal.

The Camino Francés: timeless and eternal.   “What’s timeless and eternal is in the ordinary of our lives.” I came across this phrase while reading this morning.  It immediately snapped me out of a post Camino blues aggravated by a return … 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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Miracles. Two Days on the Camino Francés (2) Flying to O Cebreiro.

Miracles. Two Days on the Camino Francés (2) Flying to O Cebreiro. When your heart is in silence and sinks into God it sings. This is a story which is short and simple but gives a flavour of the sort … Continue reading

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Miracles. Two Days on the Camino Francés: Ponferrada – Hospital da Condesa (1)

Miracles.  Two Days on the Camino Francés:  Ponferrada – Hospital da Condesa (1)  Day 1. Ponferrrada – Pereje Some days a rucksack is much heavier than the day before, even though it is carrying less; and some days legs which … Continue reading

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Silence. Before daybreak, After Dark and in the Afternoon.

Silence.  Times when the heart listens. Before Daybreak. In 2010, a Jacobean Year, I happened to finish my Camino on October 12th, the Feast of the Virgin of the Pilar.  The Pilar is a pillar, a roman pillar on which … Continue reading

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