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The Spirit Is Blowing: 2. The Gift of Understanding and Faith

The Spirit Is Blowing:  2. The Gift of Understanding and Faith
​"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand," (Is. 41. 10).The prophet Isaiah's comforting words floated into my mind as I lay semi-conscious in a hospital bed.Although as a Dominican I'd spent years reflecting on the Sacred Scrip...
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Day 27: Twice Upon A Time

Day 27:  Twice Upon A Time
Reaching Sarria is a significant milestone in the pilgrimage. It is 114Km from Santiago and thus the last stage of the journey. It is a big town and so you can get whatever you need for this last phase and I suppose more importantly it is where the pilgrimage changes most dramatically. Here you meet the tourist with their buses trailing them and pr...
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Day 26: I Am The Light Of The World

Day 26:  I Am The Light Of The World
This morning I left O Ceberio at 5:30 am for another 30k day to a famous Monastery in Samos founded in the seventh century. I left in the dark; with cell phone in hand, which was both light and GPS, heading through the forest to a path connecting with the Camino. There is something magical in traveling by night, seeing the first dawn of light upon ...
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Day 25: Let God Be God!

Day 25:  Let God Be God!
Today I walked most of the day with Maria considering life's questions and pondering the mystery of God's love and forgiveness. Maria is a young bright Irish Catholic who is a committed pioneer (someone who has pledged never to drink). She was the Rose of Tralee 2014, an Irish woman who best embodies the ideals of womanhood in Ireland. She has a de...
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Day 24: The Camino Provides

Day 24:  The Camino Provides
While walking along today, Todd from Minnesota (now living in Puerto Rico with his wife Wendy), were speaking about Camino sayings. One of them is "The Camino provides".When I arrived at the Albergue in Villafranca del Bierzo at 1:00 p.m. I asked for a place to celebrate Mass at 6:00 p.m. The owners, a very nice couple, pointed me to...
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