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cosan

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I completed my Camino last Thursday and went to the Pilgrim Office to collect my Compostela. It was 5pm so I went to the Taize prayer & songs in the chapel. It was beautiful and peaceful and a lovely way to end my Camino. The next morning I returned there at 10am for Camino Reflection. This was led sensitively by a Camino Companion & helped me process my experience. I’m sharing this as I don’t think pilgrims are aware of the services offered by volunteers in the Pilgrim Office. I certainly wasn’t aware before my visit but am so appreciative now.
 
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Didn’t know, indeed. Happy to do so now!
 

Vovo

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future 2019
Thank you @cosan for sharing this, I also didn't know about this.

May I ask the virtual yet real community forum if details about a pilgrim are stored on computer as for the credencial?

The security of our e-records is under debate due, for one, about our new health records nationally, so how much data is stored about any pilgrim?
Am not overly concerned but interested. Perhaps it is common place to be asked to show formal travel documents at hotels etc. anyway.
 

Yoyo

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2021
I completed my Camino last Thursday and went to the Pilgrim Office to collect my Compostela. It was 5pm so I went to the Taize prayer & songs in the chapel. It was beautiful and peaceful and a lovely way to end my Camino. The next morning I returned there at 10am for Camino Reflection. This was led sensitively by a Camino Companion & helped me process my experience. I’m sharing this as I don’t think pilgrims are aware of the services offered by volunteers in the Pilgrim Office. I certainly wasn’t aware before my visit but am so appreciative now.

Great piece of information. Thank you! I wish I had known when I arrived in Santiago.
 
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t2andreo

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2022
May I ask the virtual yet real community forum if details about a pilgrim are stored on computer as for the credencial?

The security of our e-records is under debate due, for one, about our new health records nationally, so how much data is stored about any pilgrim?
Am not overly concerned but interested. Perhaps it is common place to be asked to show formal travel documents at hotels etc. anyway.

Personally identifying information like names are NEVER collected or retained in any electronic system. ONLY the demographic information provided at the counter is tabulated.

All data policies at the Pigrim Office are scrupulously compliant with relevant EU and Spanish privacy laws. In short, you are anonymous.

I have a background as an analyst and well recognize the issue. You need not have any concerns regarding privacy of data.

I hope this helps.
 

Walking Lover

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CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
I completed my Camino last Thursday and went to the Pilgrim Office to collect my Compostela. It was 5pm so I went to the Taize prayer & songs in the chapel. It was beautiful and peaceful and a lovely way to end my Camino. The next morning I returned there at 10am for Camino Reflection. This was led sensitively by a Camino Companion & helped me process my experience. I’m sharing this as I don’t think pilgrims are aware of the services offered by volunteers in the Pilgrim Office. I certainly wasn’t aware before my visit but am so appreciative now.
We discovered the chapel this time, our third. What a blessing!
 

Vovo

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Personally identifying information like names are NEVER collected or retained in any electronic system. ONLY the demographic information provided at the counter is tabulated.

All data policies at the Pigrim Office are scrupulously compliant with relevant EU and Spanish privacy laws. In short, you are anonymous.

I have a background as an analyst and well recognize the issue. You need not have any concerns regarding privacy of data.

I hope this helps.

Reply; That answers the question, thanks, is reassuring, am glad if its better than the ploys of some social media.
 
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t2andreo

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2022
Could you pls advise whether there is a timetable /schedule for the Taize and where is the Chapel?

The chapel is located at the Pilgrim Office at Rua Carreras #33. It is immediately inside the front door, to the left.

The Taize prayer service is conducted by our local Jesuits at 17:00 every day. Days are subject to change. But the time remains constant.

Hope this helps.
 
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All this info is helpful in preparation hopefully for arriving in Santiago
 

notion900

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I visited the Taize prayer service in the chapel of the Pilgrim Office in August - I could not believe there were only about 2 other pilgrims there. It was led by young people, the music and singing were moving and very beautiful. I had never experienced Taize worship before and I found it very accessible.

I attach the poster for it and give two links below. This year it ran from 15 June to 15 August.

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https://jesuits.eu/news/721-welcome-in-compostela
http://iperegrino2015.wixsite.com/peregrinus

I have also updated the resource giving details of the Camino Companions welcome service - new poster uploaded in the Discussion.
 
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