The Franciscan Spiritual Center would like to let you know that we are planning a pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago (click the link for definition). We currently have the date set for September 29th to October 9th, 2016. We are still working on some of the details like pricing. But please let us know if you are interested in joining us. We’d be happy to keep you apprised of any new information. Here is a bit of information about the route we are looking at.
Sarria to Santiago
This is the most popular section of the Camino de Santiago. It is perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: a nice walk, good food and wine, discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. You won’t forget a single minute of it. This section of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés (French Way), the minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate. The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: wonderful Santiago de Compostela.
The first couple days are the most hilly, with gradual climbs of up to 300 metres (330 yards) altitude. The final few days are flat, or descend.
Franciscan Pilgrimage Testimonial:
he pilgrimage was wonderful on many levels. It was rewarding spiritually and provided a great deal ofcultural and historical insight. From a spiritual perspective, to walk and stand where Paul and other early Christians lived and spread the Gospel and to see places we had read about in the Bible was awesome. The experience gave me a greater sense of connection to the early church. Sister Anne’s prayers and meditations and all the material she prepared for us prior to the trip also added to the spiritual impact of the pilgrimage. ~ Bob & Jane Parker
Please call the Center at 503-794-8542 if you are interested in joining us.