Stories from the Way: The Camino Donativo

Reaction to the BBC's 'Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago' has been somewhat mixed amongst those who have completed the journey themselves.  Indeed even before it began, more than one friend expressed their concern that such a programme could not possibly do justice to the great and ancient mysteries of the Way.  I likewise had concerns, but... Continue Reading →

Poverty and Privilege

Walking the Camino is a privilege.  We often use such words flippantly, even if we are showing gratitude, but what does it really mean for something to be a privilege?  For the last five weeks I've been working this through my head.  I am someone who has, at least in relative terms, known both sides... Continue Reading →

Hitting Pause

Barely halfway through today's stage of the Camino, I stopped walking and booked myself into the nearest albergue.  My energy levels were good, I had all the right equipment and food, as well as plenty of time to complete the stage, but my joints had decided they had had enough.  I am ahead of schedule... Continue Reading →

The Power of Story

Today was a momentous day on the Camino; I am already a third of the way to Santiago de Compostela!  As I reflected on the miracle of my legs continuing to work, and my head continuing to let them, I wondered what it was I would remember most when the aches of my muscles had... Continue Reading →

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