Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pilgrim's Progress - Camino reflections 5th October

It's a long way to Santiago...

You are more than welcome to join us on Wednesday evening the 5th of October at 8.00pm in the Friends Meeting House in Monkstown to learn how we did not make it all the way to Santiago.

But we had fun going part of the way. Here is our story as we wandered along the medieval path

that began in the charming town of St Jean Pied de Port in La Belle France and finished outside Logrono in La Rioja, Spain.

I thought I might say a few words on the following themes

Why go on the Camino?

A (very) short history of the Camino.

How long does it take?

A religious or spiritual experience?

How best to prepare.

Books and guides.

When is it best to travel?

How best to travel? (Walk, cycle, horse or ass?!)

Dramatis personae

People we met.

Pilgrim survival tricks

When do prayers work?

Hostels or hotels?

Poetry in motion.

The countryside, flora and fauna.

Towns and villages, some cities too.

Magic moments - camino moments

The Quaker connection

Havenly thanks.

What next?

Tea of course!

I look forward to seeing you there!