On my way … Day 6 Ayegui to Los Arcos

Friday May 18th .. Sunny and warm .. 20 kms … 13 miles  “Always God is with us. And, in the long run, that is all we need to know” ~ David Watson  Morning …  Today was a short day, only 13 miles! I know that sounds …

On my way … Day 3 Zubiri to Pamplona

Camino horse

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Temp 50’s … Zubiri to Pamplona … 23 kms … 15 miles  Blessed are you, pilgrim, if what concerns you most is not to arrive, as to arrive with others. ~ Beatitudes of the pilgrim Last night was my best sleep. Could …

On my way … Day 2 Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Camino Marker

Monday, May 14, 2018, 30℉ – 40℉ … Roncesvalles to Zubiri … 23 kms … 15 miles Blessed are you, pilgrim, if you discover that the “camino”  opens your eyes to what is not seen. ~ Beatitudes of the pilgrim  Let me start by saying, sleeping in …

On my way … The Camino de Santiago

Leaving St. Jean

Day 1 – St. Jean to Roncesvalles, 30 kms … 18 miles Sunday, May 13, 2018, 36℉ His mercies are new every morning My alarm woke me from a light sleep. To say I slept well was an understatement. Between excitement and nervousness, I tossed …

Way of St. Francis: The Sacred Mountain of La Verna

La Verna Italy

“In 1213 Count Orlando Catani of Chiusi gave Francis a mountainous parcel of land called La Verna to use as a place of retreat. Tucked into the wilderness east of Florence, La Verna features a solitary peak, known as Monte Penna, and is covered with …

Walking with St. Francis

BY Gretel Ehrlich | MAY 1, 2000 Gretel Ehrlich walks in the footsteps of St. Francis through the Umbrian countryside and ponders the life of a saint who was “radical without bitterness, vital yet gentle, dramatic—even outrageous at times—without narcissism.” The road to Gubbio veers north …

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