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  1. H

    Paula’s Memorial- Quinta da Burra

    Hello Everyone! Friends of Paula’s are invited to meet on 16th of February at 12 o'clock at the cemetery in Valada by her grave. We can spend some time together to remember Paula. You can leave a rock or shell or whatever you like by her grave. You are invited to come for lunch at Quinta da...
  2. I

    Remember Them (a tribute to pilgrims we have lost)

    There is a secret staircase away above the clouds, that one day each December reaches to the ground, On each step stands a pilgrim, who once walked the way, from a thousand years ago, to a year ago today, Some are dressed as peasants some are dressed as lords, some as Templar soldiers complete...
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    R.I.P Pierre Soulages

    R.I.P. Pierre Soulages, abstract artist commissioned in 1986 to create 104 stained glass windows for the Romanesque abbey of Sainte-Foy at Conques - a place where pilgrims repose along the Voie du Puy. ´´Delicately complementing the hues of the surrounding stone, they fulfilled Soulages’ aim...
  4. JohnLloyd

    The Camino Ninja - Andy Jensen RIP

    I’m reading elsewhere that the inventor of the Camino Ninja app has passed away while walking, in León. That’s very sad news. His astonishingly helpful app is his lasting legacy.
  5. Bad Pilgrim

    Aida Menéndez dies

    Aida Menéndez has died, according to El Progreso. She was the main promoter of the Invierno and is the author of guidebook(s) of this Camino. I learned this just now, on the Camino de Invierno; A Pobra do Brollón. I can't link the news article, unfortunately. Rest in peace.
  6. SYates

    Moorwalker - RIP

    @Moorwalker died today after a long illness, I so had hoped to meet here one day in person after we had so many exchanges here and on Facebook. May she rest in peace and may comfort be granted to her family and friends.
  7. peregrina2000

    Pulpería Ezequiel — RIP, Señora Mercedes

    I bet that there aren’t too many forum members who have walked the Francés and don’t know about the Pulpería Ezequiel. It was the original “go to” place for pulpo a feira in Melide (recently rivaled by Pulpería Garnacha), founded in 1960 by Mercedes and her husban Ezequiel. Ezequiel died years...
  8. jmcarp

    R.I.P. Gene McCullough

    Well-known Camino personage Gene McCullough passed away as a result of a bicycle accident on September 5th in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. Below is the memorial announcement from the Colorado Front Range Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. A celebration of life held in...
  9. hikingmd_05

    Death of a pilgrim from the Philippines

    I would like to share this sad news regarding a pilgrim from the Philippines who died while walking the Camino Frances last Thursday, July 22. Let’s include him in our prayers. Attached is a news item confirming his death. The article also contains links to his articles regarding his Camino...
  10. Marc S.

    Maria's Way : short documentary about Maria (Felisa's daughter)

    I just found this short documentary about Felisa's daughter Maria, the woman many of us have seen when entering Logrono, and who recenly died. see also this thread : https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/death-of-felisa%E2%80%99s-daughter-mar%C3%ADa.69602/ I do not know how many...
  11. peregrina2000

    Death of Felisa’s daughter, María

    When I first walked the Francés in 2000, on the way into Logroño, Felisa was there with her basket of figs, stamp, and a smile. It was one of those things that stays with you. At the time I met her, I had no idea she was a “legend,” she just struck me as a slightly eccentric but totally loving...
  12. I

    Remembering

    Each time I have been on Camino I am moved by the memorials to the departed Pilgrims in so many places along the way.I always say a prayer as I pass and one in particular at Moratinos I pause in remembrance as I knew Phil,known as The Methodist Pilgrim,who gave me much advice and encouragement...
  13. david1

    Epicamino

    I had intended to embark upon my Camino this March, but one thing and another I found time and money to start now. Fro. St. David's cathedral in West Wales, through to Wells...And I'm leaving Salisbury this morning. I haven't walked all this way mind! ;-) Doing around 6-8 miles a day on my...

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