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Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#3
Great message, Don Rodrigo! Feliz Navidad y que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
Gracias Don Sailor Feliz Navidad y que Dios alumbre nuestros Caminos.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#5
Thank you for the lovely story with an unexpected ending. Merry Christmas, Rodrigo.
Thanks a lot HedaP. Its a unexpected story with 2017 years. Merry Christmas.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#7
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#9
Wonderful and timely post. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed Christmas.
Thank you for kind words Jmcarp. Have a nice Christmas with and a Joyful heart.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#11
Thank you for sharing this special message and story - reminding us about that wonderful and life changing event all those years ago - may you all be blessed in abundance during this Christmas time and a happy and joyous 2018.
Dear Marilyn thank you for your kind and blessed words. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Joyful heart in 2018.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#13
Rodrigo,
This speaks to us as we are hospitalerios voluntarios in Zamora over the Christmas season awaiting pilgrims with both our hearts and albergue doors open.
Janet
Dear Janet thank you for helping to keep the Albergue open over Christmas. Facta non verba. Merry Christmas and a Joyful heart in 2018 for both of you.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#16
and a Happy, Safe and Blessed Christmas to you also Rodrigo....thank you for this lovely story which you have shared with us. Camino Blessings and Love.
Thank you for your kind words Susana and have a blessed Christmas with a Joyful heart in 2018.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#17
A beautiful, touching perspective. Thank you, Rodrigo. Feliz navidad y prospero nuevo año.
Bala its a Pilgrim perspective. Merry Christmas with a new pilgrimages in 2018
 

mai

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in April 2018.
#21
Thanks for this wonderful message, especially from the place FATIMA!

I have a story wondering to share or not, until now see FATIMA. Will tell my story abt CF decision later.

Merry Christmas!
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#23
A wonderful reminder of the meaning of this time of year. Merry Christmas to all. I am new on the board planning a Sept 2018 Camino with my spouse.
Merry Christmas Mike and a happy Camino in 2018
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#24
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#25
@Rodrigo Cerqueira , lovely message, thank you and ..Feliz Natal, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noêl to you too :)
Thanks You Domingee for your kind words. Merry Christmas and a 2018 full of beautiful Caminhos.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#26
Thanks for this wonderful message, especially from the place FATIMA!

I have a story wondering to share or not, until now see FATIMA. Will tell my story abt CF decision later.

Merry Christmas!
Marry Christmas Mai and a happy New Year with new and beautiful Caminhos. Please share you Caminho experiênce.
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#27
Open your door and open your Heart. It has incredible rewards.
Michele I live and believe according to your words. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
 

mai

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in April 2018.
#28
CF decision thru miraculous processes……

I will go CF from Pamplona fm the last week of March 2018. I would like to share my story about CF decision.

When I returned to my country after traveling in Europe in April-May 2016, a voice kept whispering in my mind: go to Portugal again. Since Portugal is very far away, it’s not sensible to visit again within short time. So I leave the decision of go or no-go to God: if Portugal team could go to final stage in UEFA 2016, I will go (by thinking Portugal was not one of the winning teams, even though having the superstar C Ronaldo).

However, Portugal won marginally from group stage and went further step by step into final. At final, I witnessed the miracle as Eder strike at 109th minute after Ronaldo’s early injury. According to the final match statistics, France had better performance, but it seemed there was an invisible veil keeping France from strike.
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/

Portugal not only went into final, but won their 1st national champion! Then, I know God’s message and will keep my word.

Before leaving Lisbon last year, I went to Marquess of Pombal Square and to the top of Eduardo VII park again, looking towards to the river where I could feel the soul of this city and country. 2 months later at the same spot, Ronaldo n his team hold their first trophy for Portugal. After the final, I even dreamed that I went into a very big bright white house and saw Ronaldo in white shirt.

After Lisbon, I went to Porto by bus stopping at Fatima bus station for 5 minutes. I know the 3 prophecies from Santa Maria in 1917. I like to visit Fatima but because of time, just bought a small souvenir of Santa Maria statue at the station shop. I wonder if God know my wish to visit Fatima again?

I will keep my word to go to Portugal again, but still no idea about CF then.

Later on, I happened to watch the movie ‘I’m off Then’ about Hape Kerkeling. The movie inspired me to try CF. But, after considering the long long walk, I gave up. My friend asked me to watch the movie ‘A Walk in the Woods’ by Robert Redford n Emma Thompson. I thought it was similar to I’m off Then, so refused to watch. Half a year later, whenever I turned on HBO movie channel, just saw ‘A Walk in the Woods’ again again n again! This movie changed my mind: Robert Redford could, why couldn’t I?

Preparation for CF is another issue. I happened to buy a CF guidebook from Ivar online store (not fm Amazon!). Thank Ivar for introducing me to this forum where many pilgrims share their valuable experiences which is key to my CF decision.

I’m not a Catholic nor Christian either. However, after visiting Portugal n Spain last year, Santa Maria is in my heart. I can feel her power and love since then, leading me to Camino Frances and Fatima again.

Thank you for your patience for my story.

Merry Christmas!
Mai
 
Camino(s) past & future
3 French from St. Jean Pied Port, 3 Portuguese from Lisbon, 1 Portuguese from Porto, 1 Primitivo from Oviedo, 19 Lisbon - Fatima, 2 Porto - Fatima, 1 Coimbra - Fátima... Open the caminhos Nascente Fátima - Tomar, Poente Nazaré- Fátima, the north connection from Fátima to Ansião and Caminho Santiago central.
#30
CF decision thru miraculous processes……

I will go CF from Pamplona fm the last week of March 2018. I would like to share my story about CF decision.

When I returned to my country after traveling in Europe in April-May 2016, a voice kept whispering in my mind: go to Portugal again. Since Portugal is very far away, it’s not sensible to visit again within short time. So I leave the decision of go or no-go to God: if Portugal team could go to final stage in UEFA 2016, I will go (by thinking Portugal was not one of the winning teams, even though having the superstar C Ronaldo).

However, Portugal won marginally from group stage and went further step by step into final. At final, I witnessed the miracle as Eder strike at 109th minute after Ronaldo’s early injury. According to the final match statistics, France had better performance, but it seemed there was an invisible veil keeping France from strike.
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/

Portugal not only went into final, but won their 1st national champion! Then, I know God’s message and will keep my word.

Before leaving Lisbon last year, I went to Marquess of Pombal Square and to the top of Eduardo VII park again, looking towards to the river where I could feel the soul of this city and country. 2 months later at the same spot, Ronaldo n his team hold their first trophy for Portugal. After the final, I even dreamed that I went into a very big bright white house and saw Ronaldo in white shirt.

After Lisbon, I went to Porto by bus stopping at Fatima bus station for 5 minutes. I know the 3 prophecies from Santa Maria in 1917. I like to visit Fatima but because of time, just bought a small souvenir of Santa Maria statue at the station shop. I wonder if God know my wish to visit Fatima again?

I will keep my word to go to Portugal again, but still no idea about CF then.

Later on, I happened to watch the movie ‘I’m off Then’ about Hape Kerkeling. The movie inspired me to try CF. But, after considering the long long walk, I gave up. My friend asked me to watch the movie ‘A Walk in the Woods’ by Robert Redford n Emma Thompson. I thought it was similar to I’m off Then, so refused to watch. Half a year later, whenever I turned on HBO movie channel, just saw ‘A Walk in the Woods’ again again n again! This movie changed my mind: Robert Redford could, why couldn’t I?

Preparation for CF is another issue. I happened to buy a CF guidebook from Ivar online store (not fm Amazon!). Thank Ivar for introducing me to this forum where many pilgrims share their valuable experiences which is key to my CF decision.

I’m not a Catholic nor Christian either. However, after visiting Portugal n Spain last year, Santa Maria is in my heart. I can feel her power and love since then, leading me to Camino Frances and Fatima again.

Thank you for your patience for my story.

Merry Christmas!
Mai
Dear Mai thank you for sharing with us your mysterious ways to “your Caminho”.
No one can be 100% sure that the miracles of Fatima really happened, or that the bones in Compestela are from the apostole Santiago... But from my pilgrim experience I know the miracales do happen every day on the Caminho. People change there life’s, become better humans, take care of nature and others, learn there limits...
So independently of what is your religion... “Where there is a will there is a way” and you are the proof.

Happy new year with beautiful Caminhos
You can find more information about the others Caminhos de Fátima.
http://www.caminho.com.pt/index_e.html

Kind regards
Rodrigo Cerqueira
 

mai

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in April 2018.
#32
Dear Mai thank you for sharing with us your mysterious ways to “your Caminho”.
No one can be 100% sure that the miracles of Fatima really happened, or that the bones in Compestela are from the apostole Santiago... But from my pilgrim experience I know the miracales do happen every day on the Caminho. People change there life’s, become better humans, take care of nature and others, learn there limits...
So independently of what is your religion... “Where there is a will there is a way” and you are the proof.

Happy new year with beautiful Caminhos
You can find more information about the others Caminhos de Fátima.
http://www.caminho.com.pt/index_e.html

Kind regards
Rodrigo Cerqueira
Dear Cerqueira, thank you for reading my story.
I would like to say that Ronaldo n his team played very well in UEFA 2016, but to win a champion needs a miraculous touch by God. Same to any team.

Iberia is a special land where I could feel God n Santa Maria all around.

The Caminho.com.pt is very good n informative, thanks!
To go any camino, not for any miracles nor for changes, but to open one’s heart, I think.

May you have a wonderful & happy New Year!

Best Regards
Mai
 

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