Posts Tagged ‘Camino de Santiago’

100-year-old French woman to finish the Camino de Santiago

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Simone Hivert, a 100-year-old French woman, is scheduled to reach the popular shrine of Santiago de Compostela, the alleged burial site of St. James the Apostle and an important pilgrimage destination since the 9th century, later this month. Hivert – described as “a most extraordinary pilgrim” is due to arrive at the shrine in northwestern Read more

Hospitality guide for pilgrim hosts

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Hospitality for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage is essential say French and Spanish bishops. They are offering guidelines to those who host the pilgrims suggesting how they can welcome and care for their spiritual needs. Read more

Evangelisation challenge as Camino more secular

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Bishops whose dioceses are along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route have tried to counter moves to make it just a cultural or tourist experience. French and Spanish bishops released a pastoral letter setting out the possibilities of evangelisation of those travelling the route. The bishops admit that 70 per cent of those walking the Read more

Assaults, woman’s disappearance, prompt Camino warning

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Pilgrims are being warned not to travel alone on a stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after the disappearance of one woman and a series of assaults. In April, American Denise Thiem, 41, went missing after last being seen near the church of Santa Marta in Astorga. She was walking along the Camino Francés, one Read more

Bishop Duckworth: Camino churches didn’t engage with pilgrims

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Anglican Bishop of Wellington New Zealand, Justin Duckworth and his wife undertook the month-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in June. Many people on the walk, he said, wanted to talk to him about his role as a Bishop, and his experience of God. He was surprised that monasteries and churches appeared not to engage Read more

Soul searching and commerce on the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several gruelling weeks along the route. Traditionalists turn up their noses at the crowds, but the rewards are still vast. In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were neither a quest for meaning, Read more

You want ME to pray for you? Day 19

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Not one prayer Marcia. Even though you asked me to pray for your pilgrimage to Santiago, not one dialogue with God has unfolded. No petitions have been sent heavenward asking for your safekeeping. Not even any candles lit on your behalf. My lack of proper praying hasn’t given rise to any guilt at all; just an engaged interest Read more

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez talk about ‘The Way’

Friday, October 14th, 2011
The Way - Martin Sheen