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caminos and retreats

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to lead a little Camino Retreat with a group of good friends.  We spent a few days walking from Coruna to Santiago; the walking interspersed with reflections and silence; time and space for praying; and great and profound fun when we arrived in Santiago.

If you click here, you can read through the blog posts about it.

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It was a wonderful time (and we had some apocalyptic winter weather).  I have been retracing this a bit as I reflect on the Cistercian Way.  The first part traced through by time spent with the religious communities of Caldey and Whitland; solitary days plodding through beauty.  Walking and retreating nudged together.  Inward and outward journeys coming together.

I am really glad to see that the Camino Chaplaincy is offering two Camino Walking Retreats in 2017 from O Cebreiro and from Barcelos.  These will be led by Fr Gerard Postlethwaite.  You can get full details of them here.  I would really recommend them if you can go.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a deep experience of pilgrimage and to see what impact it can have on your life.

Fr Gerard writes: The Camino journey is deeply personal to everyone who makes it, but there is also a value in receiving some direction. Inspired by spirituality of Saint Ignatius and the poems of TS Eliot, I very much look forward to leading these two walking retreats in 2017. I hope that, together, we can take our experience of the Camino to a deeper level”.

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