|The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey will be leading the first in a series of pilgrimages along the Portuguese Camino in April 2024. The group will begin in Porto and end in Santiago De Compostela and will include the required walking distance to receive a pilgrim’s certificate. In addition to attending the traditional “Pilgrim’s Mass,” an Anglican Eucharist and introduction to the work of Anglicans in Santiago. There is still room and time to join this group of people from across The Episcopal Church walking The Way of St. James in Portugal and Spain.
“Those who come to the Camino with a heavy heart leave with a lighter load.” Jane V. Blanchard
The Camino de Santiago has been drawing Christian pilgrimage since before the Middle Ages. In more recent years, it has developed into a spiritual journey undertaken by scores of people (both Christian and non-Christian) to connect them to the land and to learn more about themselves. In 2022, over 400,000 pilgrims officially walked one of the many paths to Santiago. With travel restrictions being lifted and many people wanting to reconnect spiritually following the pandemic, the Camino is expected to draw even more in 2024.
“To feel the pull, the draw, the interior attraction, and to want to follow it, even if it has no name still, that is the “pilgrim spirit. The ‘why’ only becomes clear as time passes, only long after the walking is over.” ― Kevin A. Codd, Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France
Is God calling you or your parish to a new spiritual adventure in 2024? If you’d like to know more about this special offering, join us for an information meeting via Zoom on October 7, 2023, 12:00 noon (EST). You can also visit the myfaithjourneys.com website to view the trip brochure: https://episcopaljourneys.com/the-portuguese-camino-24018/.
This pilgrimage has been designed and is being operated by Faith Journeys. They can be contacted at 877-732-4845 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.