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The Camino de Santiago is Life

July 2, AD2018 0 Comments
The Camino de Santiago is Life

On July 2, 2014, I walked into Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago, completing five hundred miles of pilgrimage with great jubilance and much pondering. The final leg of the walk seemed anticlimactic; I imagined being greeted by frantic cheers and excited faces as a month of walking ended. Yet it was a normal […]

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An Inexpensive Pilgrimage?

May 13, AD2016 2 Comments
An Inexpensive Pilgrimage?

A pilgrimage is one of the many joys and treasures of being a Roman Catholic. It is wonderful to stand on the streets in Rome, Jerusalem, or other cities and look back over 2,000 years and see the sights He had seen or would become significant to our faith. While tourists of any faith would probably […]

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Lourdes: Bittersweet and Beautiful

February 2, AD2016 4 Comments
Lourdes: Bittersweet and Beautiful

“Could we have a second round of cappuccinos please?” I asked the French waiter. Amused, he asked if we were American. I suppose we were propagating the stereotype that Americans expect massive portions, but we didn’t mind because we wanted the caffeine. Europeans need to get over their stinginess when it comes to the serving […]

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