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Francistide
October 4, 2017, 10:30 am
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From my journal for October 3rd, 2009 – in the midst of walking the Camino de Levante:

Zamora is a romanesque gem.  Sitting at a restaurant in the Plaza Mayor, eating a slightly unexpected but very tasty fish kebab.

Where to go for Mass?  Followed people into the Clarisses Church.  Exposition, Rosary, then Mass.  The old priest moved to tears in the sermon.  About 15 sisters, several in their twenties or thirties.  After the sermon, the Transitus, to mark the death of Francis.  The Third Order laid candles around a habit on the floor during a litany.

Walked back towards my hostal with the priest.  He had a detailed knowledge of the beggars and which I should give money to.

Need to reflect about the Incarnation and what the pilgrimage teaches about it.  All being material for prayer, stripped back.

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camino of the candlesticks
June 4, 2016, 2:23 pm
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As you will have gathered from recent posts, Bharti and I have been on holiday in Spain.  We spent a couple of rich weeks travelling by bus and train between A Coruna, Zamora, Segovia, Avila and Madrid.  I’ll post a few reflections on this but I was very struck by this pilgrim on the marked Camino route in Zamora:

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I assume that if you are a very large candlestick and cannot therefore walk, it is OK for you to be carried by your assistants and travel by car.