The Feast of Saint James

Today is the Feast of Saint James the Greater, known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as Santiago. He was one of Christ’s Twelve Apostles. He is the patron saint of the archdiocese of Seattle, and therefore today is a solemnity within Continue reading The Feast of Saint James

Camino Photo of the Day: Friar

Over at my Camino blog, I’ve been posting a “Camino photo of the day” since early July. If you haven’t seen them, check them out! Today’s photo and short explanation may be more relevant here than usual. Today’s photo requires Continue reading Camino Photo of the Day: Friar

The Feast of Saint James

Today is the Feast of Saint James the Greater, known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as Santiago. He was one of Christ’s Twelve Apostles. He is the patron saint of the archdiocese of Seattle, and therefore today is a solemnity within Continue reading The Feast of Saint James

Down in Adoration Falling

Last week, I ran across a quote by a French Catholic author of the last century that really resonated with me. “You understand absolutely nothing about modern civilization unless you first admit that it is a conspiracy against all interior Continue reading Down in Adoration Falling

Oh, Galicia! 

Galicia has been uncharacteristically cool and sunny, enabling us to do some fairly decent long-distance days. Oh, the forests of Galicia! So beautiful, and so otherworldly. As we came down from crossing our third mountain range, the clouds poured into Continue reading Oh, Galicia! 

On Having Walked 26km Today from Castrojeriz to Frómista

Each day of our pilgrimage, it has pleased God to send us a new trial. If it is not hills to climb, then it is rain. If it is not rain, then mud. If not mud, then a driving wind.  Continue reading On Having Walked 26km Today from Castrojeriz to Frómista

Some Lessons from the Camino 

It has been several days and 10 journal pages since I last posted. In that time, we’ve walked 64 km. The Camino continues to teach new lessons every day. Here are three.  God speaks through whom He will. If necessary, He Continue reading Some Lessons from the Camino 

A Brief Post, Which May Be Expanded Upon Tomorrow 

After a lovely morning in cool, overcast weather, we had an endless afternoon as the Way curved around hill after hill after hill, hiding from us any view of our day’s destination until we had suddenly arrived.  In the midst Continue reading A Brief Post, Which May Be Expanded Upon Tomorrow