Sundays on the Camino

This series of articles was compiled by Johnnie Walker for the Confraternity of St James and with their kind permission they are reproduced here.

This week in our pilgrimage series we read extracts from the diary of a pilgrim who walked the best known route to Santiago de Compostela – the Camino Francés. Marion Marples from London spent 37 autumn days walking from Pamplona. She describes her Sundays.

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From every nation under heaven

This series of articles was compiled by Johnnie Walker for the Confraternity of St James and with their kind permission they are reproduced here.

Last year over 100,000 pilgrims walked or rode on horseback or bicycle to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. Just less than half were Spanish, the others coming from 114 different countries around the world. The pilgrimage is truly international.

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Journey’s End

This series of articles was compiled by Johnnie Walker for the Confraternity of St James and with their kind permission they are reproduced here.

Journey’s End

All routes to Santiago de Compostela end at the great Cathedral which dominates this beautiful medieval town. Therein lies the tomb of the Apostle St James who has inspired millions of pilgrims for over 500 years to journey to this place.

The Pillar, the Hug and the Tomb
Each day pilgrims arrive at the Cathedral Square but their journey is not at an end, they still have things to do.

Entering the Cathedral each pilgrim first touches the Pillar depicting the Tree of Jesse where now you can actually put your fingers into grooves marked by centuries of hands.

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