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One Year Ago: the Way

3 May, 2014
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One Year Ago: the Way

The way that can be walked is not the eternal Way. (Lao Tsu) Santiago de Compostela Feast of Saints Philip and James That last day was busy. After breakfast, we caught a taxi to the bus station to secure our tickets for Madrid. We spent some hours in and around the Cathedral. Then a little shopping. Confession, and then noon pilgrim’s Mass at the Cathedral. Second breakfasts and lunches...

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One Year Ago: Santiago de Compostela

2 May, 2014
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(from my journal) Santiago de Compostela 02 May 2013 Praise God, at about 3pm we arrived in Santiago de...

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One Year Ago: Nearing the End

1 May, 2014
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(from my journal) O Pedrouzo Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker The pilgrimage is nearly done. God willing, tomorrow...

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One Year Ago: Through Tentacle City and into Cheesetown!

30 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Arzúa (a.k.a. “Cheesetown”) 30 April 2013 Today, a long, long walk. Francine was a champion –...

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One Year Ago: Catholic Galicia

29 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Palas de Rei 29 April 2013 We’ve made excellent progress the past two days through the...

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One Year Ago: Finding our Groove

28 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Portomarín 28 April So many pilgrims now. That sentence was, in fact, my entire journal entry...

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One Year Ago: …And Rest

27 April, 2014
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When we decided we were done for the day after only 11km

(from my journal) Sarria 27 April Some highway walking, followed by a beautiful walk in the forests of Galicia....

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One Year Ago: the Royal Monastery of Samos

26 April, 2014
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Royal Monastery of Samos

(from my journal) Royal Monastery of Samos 26 April 2013 Francine and I had a shorter walk today to...

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One Year Ago: Cows! And a Great Evening in Fonfría

25 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Fonfría 25 April 2013 Today we traveled, on and off, with Iain, Anja, and a lovely...

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One Year Ago: Slowly, Slowly

24 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Vega de Valcarce 24 April 2013 Fun hiking day in the morning, walking off and on...

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One Year Ago: “Is Spain”

23 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Cacabelos 23 April 2013 On paper, this should have been our easiest day. Unfortunately, it was...

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One Year Ago: Cruz de Ferro

22 April, 2014
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(from my journal) Molinaseca 22 April 2013 Too tired to think properly. Spectacular climb to Cruz de Ferro, Francine,...

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One Year Ago: Feeling Monkish in Rabanal

21 April, 2014
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Walking from Astorga to El Ganso

(from my journal) Rabanal del Camino 21 April – Sunday! Francine’s second day, and the Benedictine connection continues. It...

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Saint James, Pray for Us

 

Q. How do you prove it lawful to go on pilgrimages to the shrines of Saints?

A. Because, as you have read already, their relics are holy and venerable things, and God is pleased to work great cures and miracles by them for such as are devout honourers of them.

(Douay Catechism of 1649)

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