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Day 4: Camiño Portuguese The Inner Pilgrim

Day 4: Camiño Portuguese 
The Inner Pilgrim
Last night I met my first pilgrim. Sebastian from Columbia. We were both staying in the same Albergue. He left Fatima, the same time as me, two days ago.  He walked past the casa Rural in Caxarias by 2 km. It broke his heart to turn back. So he soldiered forward and slept in a forest that night. He arrived here in Ansiao at 7:30 Pm. ...
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Camino: Pain and Joy

Camino: Pain and Joy
Walking the camino sounds romantic. There is an inner discipline that is required. This inner discipline is a constant reminder of the outer discipline that discipleship requires.I left Fatima two days ago. I have arrived in the town of Ansião. This is 47 Km of walking in two days. Traveling up hill 619 m and down hill 468 m. For example Fort Georg...
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A way of Silence

A way of Silence
There are many types of camino experiences. The French way is full of people. Over 200 people start every day. You get to know people and meet them over and over. You become friends and sometimes a community.The Portuguese way is much quieter. With much fewer pilgrims there is much less interaction. Most of the pilgrims begin in Porto....
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Walking the camino Portugues

Walking the camino Portugues
Some people believe that you do not walk the camino. They think, the camino walks you. Just as you do not choose to walk, the camino chooses you. When I boarded the plane and made my self comfortable, I asked myself, what madness am I doing. I am walking the camino a third time!There must be a reason, I surely do not know. Except this urge to walk ...
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Reflection on the Gospel on July 01,2018

Reflection on the Gospel on July 01,2018
This Sunday's gospel has two quite different stories of Jesus healing. One story interrupts the other and at first I wondered why St. Mark who wrote the gospel didn't sort them out and give them separately, as they are obviously quite different. In fact, the short form of the gospel cuts out the interruption - and that is a pity because the two mir...
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