Words cannot express how grateful I am to everyone for their extraordinary support of my fundraising efforts on behalf of Episcopal Relief & Development as I prepare to start my Camino. Not only have we blown through the $25,000 goal, a very generous Episcopal Relief & Development board member has made an additional gift ofContinue reading “Wow, just wow!”
Over the last year, I have been training to walk the Camino. At my age, balance and muscle resilience are key to a successful walk. That, and endurance. I’m now in week eleven of twelve for training. By the end of this week, I need to be able to hike five hours in hilly terrainContinue reading “Training to Walk the Camino”
Many pilgrims on the Camino tie a scallop shell to their backpacks or on the laces of their boots. The scallop shell is also used to mark the route one is meant to walk on the way to Santiago de Compostela. So, what’s the deal with that? The association of St. James with scallops takes usContinue reading “The Scallop Shell”
As I prepare for my Camino, it occurs to me that I should learn a little about St. James the Great whose relics are believed to buried at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. 500 miles is a long way to walk without knowing anything about the person who has inspired millions to make a pilgrimage toContinue reading “Who was St. James?”
The board of Episcopal Relief & Development has generously granted me a sabbatical this fall. As I was thinking about what I wanted to use the time for, I decided that I had a couple of goals for my sabbatical.