Camino de Frances, Camino de Santiago, Personal stories

Rebecca’s Video of the Journey

Certainly there must be many emotions as one walks the Camino de Santiago, not the least of which is finally walking into the square where the church of Santiago de Compostela is located. My daughter and her group put together a video which hopefully will evoke these emotions. Photos & video footage: Kelsey, Garin, Rebecca and Rosa. Editor: Rebecca. Music: “Oceans” by Hillsong.

Camino de Frances, Camino de Santiago, Personal stories, Poem

Walk on the Journey

My poem inspired by the pilgrim’s trip.

Walk on the journey,
Don’t be afraid.
Take Jesus with you;
Yes, with you He’ll stay.

Take living water
And bread for your soul.
Let Him now feed you
And you’ll be made whole.

Life is a journey,
The road up and down.
Stay on His path now
And you’ll win a crown.

Don’t expect roses,
Or ease all the time.
Some things will happen
That cause you to frown.

But if you keep going,
In faith bear things out,
You’ll come to the finish –
“Halleluia”, you’ll shout.

Don’t give up, one more step now;
You’re nearly there.
Keep on His path now;
His joy you will share.

Camino de Frances, Camino de Santiago, Personal stories

About this Blog

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This blog records the journey of my husband, daughter, and five others, on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, in June-July-August of 2014. I’ve called it Six Pilgrims Plus One because six of them plan to do the entire Camino, and my husband plans to do only the first week. (After all, he has a job! Well, so do three of the others, but maybe they have more flexibility of time) It will be a journey, not only for them, but for all who love and care about them. I chose to stay home because even though I’m almost sixty, I’m studying at school, and I’ve also had recent health problems (which might be just an excuse).

I will try to add a history of the Camino de Santiago at one point, but here’s a little bit of information:

Below, I’m adding the map from the above website, which shows most of the route which these particularly pilgrims will take (called the “Camino Frances”, “The French Way”). They start in the little town of St. Jean Pied-de-Port (Saint John at the foot of the mountains), France. If you click the link below, it is the first stop on the right of the map.,-5.20752&spn=3.216179,10.986328&z=6&source=embed&dg=feature