THE CAMINO TURNS BROKENNESS INTO BEAUTY

If you wanted to walk this year but couldn’t your prayers arrived in Santiago today… Johnnie and Stephen ended their journey by laying your Thoughts, Intentions, Hopes and Prayers at the Tomb of Saint James. Here are their final reflections on this very special Camino… “Hello everyone. This is Stephen and John speaking to youContinue reading “THE CAMINO TURNS BROKENNESS INTO BEAUTY”

LIFE IN SLOW MOTION ON THE CAMINO FRANCÉS

León – Villavante (by walkers’ Route ) – Hospital de Órbigo – Villares de Órbigo – Astorga – Rabanal del Camino – Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro Dear Amigos, the three most important pieces of advice I’d give to anyone thinking about walking the Camino are: Travel light  Go slowly  Learn someContinue reading “LIFE IN SLOW MOTION ON THE CAMINO FRANCÉS”

THE CAMINO IS ALIVE, FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN TO ITS SETTING

Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagún – El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas – León As soon as we arrived at the Albergue/Hostal Camino Real in Calzadilla de la Cueza it was obvious from the shrieking from the swimming pool that there were other pilgrims around, although as usual we hadn’t met manyContinue reading “THE CAMINO IS ALIVE, FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN TO ITS SETTING”

PILGRIM PRAYERS – YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Over 300 pilgrims have entrusted us with their prayers, hopes and thoughts for others. This precious cargo is the reason we walk – as well as to tell you about our Camino.  Pilgrims walk and pilgrims pray. It’s what we do. We invite those who don’t pray to reflect on the prayers of others andContinue reading “PILGRIM PRAYERS – YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE”

JOHNNIE GETS LOST ON THE CAMINO FRANCÉS

Belorado – Atapuerca – Burgos – Hornillos – Castrojeriz  Dear amigos, greetings from Castrojeriz. Do you ever get lost when walking a Camino? This is the question every new person on the Camino asks. My answer is always the same, “Yes, if I’m very fortunate.” Let me explain. It is almost impossible to get physically lost onContinue reading “JOHNNIE GETS LOST ON THE CAMINO FRANCÉS”