At a moment when so many are struggling and in need of community, we decided to lead a Virtual Camino to awaken the pilgrim spirit in all of us.
After 20 years of walking the Camino de Santiago, I must confess I don’t think I have previously explored fully what it means to be a pilgrim. This year, with at least half of our tours canceled due to the pandemic, I have had occasion to really think about it.
Pilgrims visiting Melide wonder why this crux has shows Christ with his arm hanging down. Is he pointing the way towards Santiago? We look at the possibilities.
For prospective pilgrims who are Catholic, 2021 is a very special year in the life of the Camino, in that it is a Holy Year, also known as the ‘Jacobeo' or ‘Xacobeo’.
The desire to make a pilgrimage is something that the faithful have had for centuries. Pilgrimages are a common feature of many world religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shinto.
Roncesvalles, a small village in Navarre in northern Spain and the starting point of the Duperier’s Authentic Journeys Roncesvalles to Burgos tour (Laurie Duperier’s favorite path!), has plenty of history and legend dating back to 778 AD.
Along the Camino de Santiago we walk over many old bridges.
You may have never heard of Lugo, but it is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. Founded by the Romans 2000 years ago, it started as a small group of houses dedicated to the Celtic god of light, named Lugos.
Pilgrim traditions at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
The many ways of the Camino