- Camino(s) past & future
- Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
'Patience is a Virtue' is often credited to a pagan source, Cato to the Elder in the third or fourth century. Patience was never before so needed as in these times - both along the Camino and at home. I am still continuing to plan my last full Camino - with age it has become very hard for me to walk the distances required but the upcoming Holy Year is a great allurement tempting me to set out again ... but not at the current risk. History may not help my failing constitution but past events within history contain great comfort. History teaches us that the Camino has been here for more than a 1000 years always offering spiritual enlightenment, camaraderie with fellow pilgrims, a refuge from mundane life, a Get Out of Jail card for some epiphany for others. a challenge, as well as great fun. 'Patience is a Virtue' since the Camino will be here in the next year, in the next decade, also in the next generation. Perhaps I won't be able to walk again, I know that I have affected and influenced my children with the Camino Virus and that they too will one day walk and think there of me.