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Day 23: The Joy Of The Cross

Day 23:  The Joy Of The Cross
Having taken the decision to press on to the Iron Cross yesterday evening, it meant that I needed a new place to sleep. There were two options, a Refugio at Manjarin 2.4 Km past the cross or a new Albergue 9 Km on. It was 4 p.m. and I had already walked close to 30 Km for the day.I chose the Refugio. I arrived at Manjarin and met Javier a...
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Day 22: La Cruz de Ferro

Day 22:  La Cruz de Ferro
In every way, today was a wonderful day! I was like a child filled with wonder and awe. The sunrise was magnificent; I left Astorga at 5:30 am and began in the dark. Just before leaving town there were two paths, the pavement and another.A couple ahead of me took the other, it was the wrong way. I was able to stop them before they went too far. All...
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​Meseta III: Unless You Become Like A Little Child

​Meseta III: Unless You Become Like A Little Child
Many days ago I met a young German who was passing me. He asked me while passing; "How is it? "I said; "It is beautiful"! He responded by saying that the landscape was all the same; it was "ugly and boring". I was in shock. I said to him; "Ugly and boring would be sitting at home in an office or a locked up room. This is beautiful!" I told the stor...
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THE WIND IS BLOWING: THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE WIND IS BLOWING:  THE GIFTS  OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1.WISDOM Losing Jesus and finding Him in the Temple is counted as one of the Sorrows of Mary, as it would have been for any parent. Who would blame Maryfor affectionately chiding Him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." Astonishingly that He replied, "Did you not know I must be in my Father's ...
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Day 20: Nothing Less Than The Best

Day 20: Nothing Less Than The Best
Two nights ago while writing the blog; Chris from Korea was asking many questions. He is a Protestant and did not understand the Catholic architecture and culture. For him these are forms of idolatry at worst or distractions at best. We had a really interesting and wonderful conversation. We are in Leon which has a magnificent 14th Century cathedra...
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