Search over 55.000 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Religous Sites & Experiences!

mdefrayne

Member
Howdy,

As a pilgrim seeking religous sites and experiences along the trail, I am very interested in hearing people's experiences.

For a start, on this summer's pilgrimage we plan on staying at Cobreces, Valdedios and Sobrado because of the monasteries.

But quite often there are wonderful religous experiences where least expect. On the Camino Frances I stayed in an albergue run by Franciscan monks in which there was a very small service in the attic of the building, you had to crawl through door becaus the ceiling was so low. Later, after dinner, in the that same room there was a prayer and blessing service for the pilgrims. Wonderful experience.

Please share.

Vaya con dios,
Mark
 

Arn

Veteran Member
Mark,

There are several existing topics that will add further to yours...such as Camino Angels, etc.

Sil, probably has the best treasure trove of info on key religious sites and experiences. Many more members of the Forum, I am sure, will add a thread or two.

Not to reiterate my story, but briefly...I was injured and told to go home. I stopped at every church, shrine or bar that had any connection with Santiago. I prayed, pleaded and asked for guidance on how to continue. My prayers were answered!

The Way is held together by the beautiful cathedrals, roadside shrines and the industrious locals that make the Camino all you would wish it to be...and more!

Here is something I did that may be completely different from most pilgrims to Santiago.

I am very attuned to sound and smells...and I seek out locations where I can get the "feel" of where I'm at...in order to establish a natural/spiritual "connection" beyond the norm. In France at Versailles...I worked my way into the kitchens well below the tourist galleries, at Dachau, Germany I went into the holding cells that are not open to the public, in Amman,Jordan the Roman amphitheater is connected by a hidden tunnel to the Citadel...I hunkered down there.

About two days following my arrival at the Cathedral in Santiago, I arrived very early (about 7am). Wanting to continue my "investigatory" bent...I sought out a location I was sure harbored many interesting and personal sensual images. I chose confessional #15. I don't know when they were constructed, but they had the look of solid construction, so I figured they were at least several hundreds of years old. I was not disappointed. But that's another story.

Buen seek and ye shall find Camino,
Arn
 

Advertisement

Booking.com

Similar threads

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 56 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 200 15.1%
  • May

    Votes: 329 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 96 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.0%
  • September

    Votes: 381 28.8%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.0%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top