By Robert Mullen
The stories of a regular guy at the pilgrim’s direction are charted during this narrative that walks alongside the Camino Franc?s to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela after which directly to Finisterre, the westernmost aspect of Spain. The heritage of the Camino is mentioned, in addition to a number of of the myths, legends, and miracle tales that experience develop into attached—and given targeted meaning—to this itinerary. Emphasizing that non-public myths are a necessary part of this lore, this chronicle additionally contains tales from the confraternity of the pilgrims, humans from all corners of the area who stopover at this stroll for a very good variety of purposes, yet all of whom depart having skilled an analogous miracle—that this pilgrimage will play a defining position of their lives.
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When I had done so, we celebrated Park’s good news with a café con leche. Having fallen somewhat behind the rest of us on account of his feet, Park confessed he had twice been forced to take a taxi, for which he professed himself contrite.
The church bell was tolling by the time we returned, summoning the villager to evening mass. A small door in the tower opened directly into the choir loft, where we found the Dutch woman wrapped in a blanket. “That friend of yours is very bossy,” she complained. ” Declan said. ” echoed Lawrence. “Maybe you are all hypocrites,” Rita snapped back. ” Paolo turned up again that evening, still wearing Lawrence’s scarf. He told us that for the past few nights, in order to save money, he had been sleeping rough, and eating nothing but potatoes, having received a sack of them from an old woman in return for splitting firewood for her stove.
Indd 54 18/6/10 11:29:22 55 SHIP OF FO O L S Life is, in itself and forever, shipwreck. José Ortega y Gasset A long the Way of Saint James there was scarcely a bridge or a town without a tale to tell. At every turn the pilgrim company encountered sites pregnant with meaning, a constant reminder that theirs was an undertaking of more than mere earthly significance. Even as their feet were carrying them towards their goal, the faithful were being prepared for what they would find, and for what they would receive, when they knelt before the tomb of the Apostle.