So, in looking at my blog page, it seems that I have not posted anything since 2012. Can we call 4 years a distraction? Anyway, as I was trying to figure out how I was going to invite people to share in this pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, I thought I would revive the old blog. So, I please pardon me while I dust this off!
We have arrived safely in Madrid and checked into the hotel just about a short 10-15 minute ride from the airport. While on the train we met another pilgrim from L.A. He had walked the 500 miles last year and is preparing to do it again this year. Though we will only be doing about 180 miles of the journey, I have no doubt it will effect us profoundly.
As I customarily do, when I travel overseas I load up my iPad with movies for the flight, this time I only made it through one. I watched The Way. Knowing that I was going to spend the next sew weeks on the Camino, it struck me even more deeply than I expected and gave me a moment of prayer and reflection, thanking God for this opportunity. It is my intention to carry the prayers and intercessions of you all with us as we journey. Please keep us in your prayers! Until we set off, Buen Camino!