PILGRIM PRAYERS FOR HEALTH AND HOPE

Over 300 pilgrims have entrusted us with their prayers, hopes and thoughts about themselves and others.  Pilgrims walk and pilgrims pray. It’s what we do. We invite those who don’t pray to reflect on the prayers of others and to think on them with kindness.  In the Middle Ages many pilgrims became sick and needed healthcareContinue reading “PILGRIM PRAYERS FOR HEALTH AND HOPE”

THE CAMINO’S HEART BEATS STRONG

Los Arcos – Logroño – Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado  Dear Amigos, greetings from Belorado. Like many of you I’ve been worried about our precious Camino and there is no doubt many businesses and facilities are suffering. I have also been worrying about the “Camino experience” whilst the world, and SpainContinue reading “THE CAMINO’S HEART BEATS STRONG”

THAT THE BLIND MAY SEE

Pamplona – Puente la Reina – Estella – Los Arcos  Dear Amigos, greetings from Los Arcos. We are now Three Masketeers, as friend Billy (Willemijn) joined us in Puente la Reina. Billy is Dutch and, having walked to Santiago from her home in Holland, became a volunteer in the Pilgrim Office. Billy is also aContinue reading “THAT THE BLIND MAY SEE”

BIG HILLS, BIG HEAT, BIG LAUGHS

The We Walk For You Camino has started. Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles to Zubiri to Pamplona  Hello amigos, First, thank you to everyone who has sent messages of encouragement and prayer requests. These now total over 300. Your requests are encrypted and held on this datastick which will be carried every step ofContinue reading “BIG HILLS, BIG HEAT, BIG LAUGHS”

THE THREE BECOME TWO… THEN THREE AGAIN, BUT THE PILGRIMS ARE FEW

It’s 11 years since I was last here. This is a charming little French town with narrow streets and houses festooned with colourful window boxes. Nowadays there are many more “Pilgrim” and “Camino” signs and being the holiday month of August the streets are jammed with visitors.  We arrived last night after what turned outContinue reading “THE THREE BECOME TWO… THEN THREE AGAIN, BUT THE PILGRIMS ARE FEW”

The Pilgrimage Begins…

Today Johnnie and Stephen travel from Santiago to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Before leaving Johnnie made this video to convey again the reasons for this important Pilgrimage in 2020 and in these unusual times. Over the coming weeks there will be regular blogs and videos from along the way which will be posted here and shared on socialContinue reading “The Pilgrimage Begins…”