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From the latest Boletin of the Association of Hospitaleros. A machine translation.

We are always happy to announce the reopening of a hostel; this time it is the parish hostel in Grañón, closed since March 2020 but which will open its doors in November so that they do not close at any time of the day.
And another piece of news that we should be happy about is that since 15 August we have been attending to the needs of the people in the municipal hostel of Villadangos del Páramo, León, following the renovation work on the building that used to be the village school. One more place to welcome as Hospitaleros postulates.

Also in the bulletin, reference to the attitude of the hospitalero. Primarily, to give without any expectation of a return. I say this, from two angles. One, it is what hospitaleros in donativo, parochial, albergues are clearly informed is to be their raison d'etre. The other is that there are changes, with some hospitaleros not understanding that. Perhaps it is no harm to remind us all, pilgrims, that hospitaleros are in fact serving on their own account - travel and costs at their own expense. Some are provided with compensation in terms of vouchers for meals, but that is discretionary. I offer no judgments. I just post this as a reminder that the spirit of volunteering as hospitalero is founded in our times on expecting nothing in return. Donations are not for the hospitaleros, they are for the maintenance of the material provisions in the albergues.I might also add, I speak from experience of being an erstwhile hospitalera. Who knows if I will manage it again? Ojala!
 
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