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Najera Pilgrim Poet Don Eugenio Garibay Baños has died

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#1
Many, many years back Don Eugenio Garibay Baños, parish priest of Azofra and Najera in different times wrote two things for pilgrims on the Camino Frances:

Peregrino, in Najero - Najerino ((pilgrim, in Najera you are one of us)

and

The much distributed poem (written in at least four languages on a concrete wall in the entrance of Najera) that starts with

Polvo, barro, sol y lluvia

es Camino de Santiago.

(Dust, mud, sun and rain is the Camino de Santiago) and ends with

Peregrino ¿Quién te llama? ¡ Sólo El de arriba lo sabe !

(Peregrino, who called you to come here? Only he, the one above, knows it.

RIP Don Eugenio and may the Apostle Santiago receive you in the eternal albergue, SY

PS http://elcaminodesantiagodesdeasturias.blogspot.com/2016/01/eugenio-garibay-banos.html
 

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Some but not all, and other routes too.
#2
Many, many years back Don Eugenio Garibay Baños, parish priest of Azofra and Najera in different times wrote two things for pilgrims on the Camino Frances:

Peregrino, in Najero - Najerino ((pilgrim, in Najera you are one of us)

and

The much distributed poem (written in at least four languages on a concrete wall in the entrance of Najera) that starts with

Polvo, barro, sol y lluvia

es Camino de Santiago.

(Dust, mud, sun and rain is the Camino de Santiago) and ends with

Peregrino ¿Quién te llama? ¡ Sólo El de arriba lo sabe !

(Peregrino, who called you to come here? Only he, the one above, knows it.

RIP Don Eugenio and may the Apostle Santiago receive you in the eternal albergue, SY

PS http://elcaminodesantiagodesdeasturias.blogspot.com/2016/01/eugenio-garibay-banos.html
May he rest in peace.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#4
Many, many years back Don Eugenio Garibay Baños, parish priest of Azofra and Najera in different times wrote two things for pilgrims on the Camino Frances:

Peregrino, in Najero - Najerino ((pilgrim, in Najera you are one of us)

and

The much distributed poem (written in at least four languages on a concrete wall in the entrance of Najera) that starts with

Polvo, barro, sol y lluvia

es Camino de Santiago.

(Dust, mud, sun and rain is the Camino de Santiago) and ends with

Peregrino ¿Quién te llama? ¡ Sólo El de arriba lo sabe !

(Peregrino, who called you to come here? Only he, the one above, knows it.

RIP Don Eugenio and may the Apostle Santiago receive you in the eternal albergue, SY

PS http://elcaminodesantiagodesdeasturias.blogspot.com/2016/01/eugenio-garibay-banos.html
Thank you for this news. The first one, in NAjera, najerinos, was such a gift when we arrived there. I will watch for a new star in the sky tonight....
 

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#10
There is another one amongst the angels today.
You left the world around you a better place Don Eugenio - and we are very grateful.
Buen Camino, Peregrino.

Someone with more than Google Tranlate, please feel free to correct this:

Dust, mud, sun and rain
It's Camino de Santiago.
Thousands of pilgrims
and more than a thousand years.

Peregrino Who is calling you?
What hidden force attracts you?
- Neither the field of the Stars
nor the great cathedrals.

It's not the Navarra bravado,
nor the wine of the Rioja
nor Galician seafood,
nor the Castilian fields.

Peregrino Who is calling you?
What hidden force attracts you?
- Neither the people of the Camino
nor the rural customs.

It's not history and culture,
nor the cock of the Calzada
nor the palace of Gaudí,
nor the Ponferrada castle.

I always see it happening,
and it's a joy to see everything,
but the voice that calls me
I feel it much deeper.

The force that pushes me
the strength that attracts me,
I do not know how to explain it, or me.
Only He above knows it!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (SJPdP-Burgos, 2015)
Camino Frances (Burgos-Sarria, 2018)
Sarria-Santiago (fall 2018)
#11
That beautiful poem was read in several languages at the evening prayer service at La Faba this past spring. I had the honor of being asked to read the English translation. It was a cathartic, emotional moment for a number of us, one I will long treasure. And I continue to think of those words often.

Rest in peace, Don Eugenio. We never met, but you touched my heart.
 

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