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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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Iona Community Prayers on the Camino 3. Peace

Iona Community Prayers on the Camino 3. Peace The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.  “Gathered and scattered” is how it sees its members and friends, … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending in Santiago: just like Hollywood.

A Happy Ending in Santiago: just like Hollywood. Not the Camino I had imagined. Earlier this year I walked the Ruta de La Lana hoping for solitude and silence.  I wanted a period for uninterrupted prayer which I often find … 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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Healing – using the simple Iona prayer for healing on the Camino.

Healing, a simple prayer from The Iona Community. The Camino is a place for healing. Many of us carry pebbles, stones and rocks in our hearts as well as rucksacks our backs. Walking, day after day, welds together body, mind … Continue reading

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Finding self on the Camino (Part 2) Accepting Fascists and Sleeping with strangers

Finding Self on the Camino (Part 2)  Merida to Aldea del Cano Accepting Fascists. Sleeping alone in a field, under the stars, and awaking covered in dew surrounded by mist gave me a delicious sense of freedom.  It opened my … Continue reading

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Iona Community Prayers on the Camino de Santiago. No. 2

Iona Community Prayers on the Camino de Santiago “Dad, have you ever said sorry in your life?” On the Camino, in the hours of walking in  the quiet of forests or over the great plains of Burgos or La Mancha, … Continue reading

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