Posts Tagged ‘Camino’

The popularity of pilgrimage

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The statistics about the number of people walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 1986 point only to the sparseness of a forgotten trail. A low pilgrim population in the 80s turned an ancient path into more of a medieval legend. Rather than a well-known travel destination, the ancient ‘Way of St James’ was Read more

Cardinal John Dew walking the Portuguese Camino

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

In his latest newsletter Cardinal John Dew writes: Dear Friends Today we finish our meeting of the Bishops Conference in Auckland and I fly out of New Zealand for five weeks. As many of you know I walked the Camino eight years ago, leaving St Jen Pied de Port in France, up over the Pyrenees and Read more

Walking the Camino: Six ways to Santiago

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Walking the Camino

This documentary depicts the real­life journey of pilgrims travelling by foot for 800 kilometres along Spain’s El Camino de Santiago. The film, opening in New Zealand on August 6, focuses on the experiences of the pilgrims and their reaction to a daunting, but inspirational, journey on an ancient pilgrim route, called “The Way of St Read more