From Father’s Desk

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners,

I’m going on pilgrimage!

I’ll be chaplain on the Camino (“way”) to Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain. The Shrine of Santiago (St James the Greater) in Compostela has been a pilgrimage site for well over a thousand years. The relics of the Apostle St James are enshrined at the Basilica in Compostela.

Pilgrims have been going there from all over Europe for a millennium, and now pilgrims from all over the world go.

There are “ways” from all over Europe. I won’t be doing a full Camino, just the last part. The pilgrimage lasts 11 days, from 3-13 September. I will fly to Madrid, where I will meet my fellow pilgrims. Together we will travel by bus to Northern Spain, where we will begin walking, and, walking about 12-15 miles a day, we will arrive at Compostela.

It’s a walking pilgrimage. I’ve already started training for it—I’ll need your prayers in this time of preparation and during the pilgrimage. I will be praying for you on the way, and I will carry your intentions with me and pray for them especially before the relics of the Apostle James.

I’ll tell you more about it next week. (It’s a public pilgrimage— you’re welcome to join me if you like)

Please pray about intentions you want me to pray for, and I’ll tell you how to get them to me before I go.

Here’s a map showing the route I’ll be walking.8-14-16-Bulletin

Love and Peace,
Fr. Liam Quinlan

 

 

 

 

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