I was thinking about the Relentless Catholics today as I walked. They were the trio of men I met way back in Navwrrete. They have arrived in .santiago, where one of them, Fr Bill (a priest incognito) celebrated mass for the pilgrims in St James Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela. Fr Bill goes back to Texas to celebrate not only his 80th birthday, but 50 years As a priest in the RC Church.

As I was walking I was thinking what I’d like to ask them as they return to the US

How has the Camino changed your view of

  • Yourself
  • Other people
  • The world
  • God?

These are important questions, though perhaps better phrased as

What has the Camino taught you / revealed to you about xyx ?

I’ll try to reflect on these for myself …

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4 Responses to Reflections

  1. Barbara Pulkkinen says:

    I will be interested to see if you’ve changed in any way.
    Only 100 km to go. The end is in sight!
    Today it was extraordinarly warm again and I sat in the garden in my deckchair in a dress. Sinikka had wonderful weather for her 60th birthday.

  2. Lorna says:

    60th wow!

    I don’t know if I will have changed by my views on other people, cultures and values have expanded

    I’ve learnt I can do without tea, that I need only one coffee a day, that I can manage with a lot less, that I can succeed, that I can endure, and best of all that I can laugh :)

    I will be in Santiago on Saturday
    Then I have ten days before I fly home

    I will walk the Camino to Finisterre and Muxia … and who knows what else!

  3. Peggy Moore says:

    Ot sounds like it has been revealing… walking a month among others searching themselves also. I think you were amazing before you began and even more so now.. you have come a long ways ❤
    Saturday will be a huge moment. Then extra days to enjoy walking.. I’m sure Tinka looks forward to exciting walks upon your return home. Just think you can continue your pilgrimage at home xxx 😘

  4. Lorna says:

    Thanks Peggy

    The interesting thing is that even though I’ve tarried en route and taken what has felt like a lot of half days … and never walked as much as 30km and usually less than 25km I have still come a lot faster than I expected … the walking just happens! – but it means I have quite a bit of time on my hands before I fly out … that sounds wonderful and it will be good … but it takes some thinking …

    I will walk the Camino Finistere (to the sea) but that’s only 4 days (harder to take longer as fewer places to stay) and I’m still hoping to find someone to walk with …and perhaps back

    I just booked my accommodation for the night before I fly and the innkeeper will take me to the airport as I have an early flight to Amsterdam

    Hubby said Tinka has been naughty while I’ve been away … taking things from his bag etc oh dear, but it made me laugh!

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