If you’re not busy tomorrow, July 25, why not head down to St. John Bosco Parish Church in Makati? The Spanish Tourism Board has organized a lecture on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela to celebrate the Feast of St. James.
The speaker, Fr. Manuel Domingo SBD, will be talking about his experience walking the Camino de Santiago, not once but twice! In an interview with the Philippine Star, Father Manny admits that “it was not a walk in the park.”
You would encounter the extremes of weather. It could be staggeringly hot such that I wanted to drink an ocean. A few days later, there was continuous rain and I was totally drenched, near sickness. The terrain was unpredictable with upward-downward paths – the descent being the most difficult – and tricky loose stones that, with one wrong footing, would mean a bad fall.
Father Manny further shares his realization during the pilgrimage, especially when he lost his cellphone.
It was almost a metaphor of life: we burden ourselves with too many unnecessary things. A liberating experience, after the Camino I reminded myself once again, “I don’t need this.” You simplify your life, and you find that so many things really are just superfluous.
Personally, it would be such great help to get this kind of information from a pilgrim like Fr. Manny, especially since I’m planning my own Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
The event will start with the celebration of a mass at 6:00 PM, followed by Fr. Manny’s talk at the Roozen Hall at 7:15PM.
For more info, call 894-5932.
Read the rest of the Philippine Star article here.