Saturday, September 27, 2014

Still walking!

Getting enough internet to actually post something has been a bit difficult for the last week or so. Everyone checking in to the albergues gets onto the wifi making it almost impossible to do anything. I'm going to try getting this ready as a draft and then sending it out later on during the night when everyone is sleeping. Maybe that will work. We'll see!

Visited the city of Burgos the other day and have been walking along the Meseta a long relatively flat plain where a lot of wheat and sunflowers are grown. 

Spent a night in a 15th cent hermitage, now set up as an albergue run by an Italian confreternity. The hermitage has no electricity, we were welcomed with a foot washing ritual, and a delicious candlelit dinner. 

Last night I stayed in an albergue run by Augustinian nuns. A beautiful Mass and pilgrims blessing and a great pot luck dinner. 

Off to Sahugan tomorrow. 
Statue of Santiago in the Hermtage of St. Nicholas. 
Candlelit dinner in the hermitage of St. Nicholas. 
Hermitage of St. Nicholas
Outside of St. Nicholas hermitage. 
Along the Castille canal. 
A church built by the Knights Templar. 
Retablos in the Knights Templar church. 
Outside of Knights Templar church. 
Dinner with the Augustinian nuns in Carrion de Los Condes. 
The vast Meseta. 


  1. So deeply grateful for your posts and the pictures I feel like I'm sharing your pilgrimage with you. The pictures are so beautiful

  2. Some great pictures. If you find the Holy Grail in one of those Templar churches, make sure to take pictures!

  3. Abouna, as you make your pilgrimage, has there been dinner conversation about the Catalan separatist movement? It seems to be heating up a little.