Walking the Camino

The Camino Real (Royal Way) is an ancient pilgrimage  to Santiago de Compostela.  There are several routes which can be joined at any point along the way.   The most popular and best known route is the French Way which runs 800 kms. from the south of France through the Pyrenees and across the north of Spain.  Because Mark’s health is compromised and Tannis and I are feeling our age,  we decided to follow the shorter Portuguese Route, 240 kms. starting at Oporto.

Why do people walk the Camino?  There are as many reasons as there are pilgrims.  Some walk as an act of contrition, others as a form of intercession for someone else.  In our case we are walking as a means of drawing nearer to God.  We need the strength of the Holy Spirit to connect us with God’s love in Christ to help us through the days ahead.  It occurs to me that this is one of those circumstances in which the journey is more important than the destination.  If prayer is something you practice, please hold us up before God, and if not then send your loving thoughts to on the Iberian penninsula.

5 Responses to Walking the Camino

  1. Christine Connelly says:

    Best of luck on your journey Mark,thinking of you ❤
    Xxxxoooo
    -Christine

  2. Eleanor says:

    Good luck to all of you.
    Eleanor Henderson – soon to be King as of tthe 22nd of Sept.

  3. john erhart says:

    im not sure if my replies are working, but anyway,i hope all is well and that the trip is going good!!! ill be trying to keep in touch as much as possible!! take care my best friend mark,i love you bro!

  4. Terry says:

    Congratulation you three. Can’t imagine how you must feel. Love Terry

  5. Padraig and Lynne Cherry says:

    We know that David has now arrived to join your journey, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope that you will find the peace and tranquility you are all seeking at this challenging time.
    Padraig and Lynne Cherry

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