The past few years have been very kind to me. I’ve set some personal and professional goals which I have somehow accomplished (with a lot of help from family, friends and collaborators, of course). But there’s one dream that remains elusive to me. If you’ve been following this blog, you’d know that I’m talking about the Camino de Santiago.
Two years ago, I was very lucky to have navigated the St. James Route aboard the Tren Al Andalus and for this very reason, that journey doesn’t count. I need to do it right. I need to WALK the Camino the way it has been done by pilgrims for more than 1,200 years. Like the main characters in this documentary:
Following the journeys of six modern-day pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion, and loneliness, “Walking the Camino” explores the universal themes of this physically challenging, spiritually nourishing, and profoundly enlightening journey. While each of the six pilgrims walks the Camino for different reasons and with varied backgrounds, they each experience personal triumphs over their own doubts and fears. There is no single right way to live life, nor is there a single right way to walk the Camino. “Walking the Camino” not only illustrates the importance that we must each follow our own path in life, it encourages and inspires us to do so wholeheartedly.
The Camino, according to an interviewee priest in this docu, is “an internal Camino. It’s a process toward the heart, toward what’s inside. And we discover the expanded universe that unites us all.”
On March 3, 2016, we will have a chance to see this interesting film as Spain Tourism Board sponsors a special screening of Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.
The screening will be held at the Cinema 3 of Greenbelt 3. This is in collaboration with Turkish Airlines in Manila and with support from Caravan Travel, Executive Resources, Adams Travel, Journeys of Faith, Classic Travel, Destination Specialist, Mondial Tours, and Cebu Fortune Travel. If you’re coming, STB is requesting that you reserve a seat by calling or texting 0908 59 74 319 (SMART) or 0995 658 2670 (Globe) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance is FREE OF CHARGE. There will also be a short talk by guest resource speakers Ms. Maria Paz Fabella, Father Manny Domingo, and Father Amado Picardal, CSSR. Father Picx walked the Camino barefoot (yeah, wow!) and very kindly gave me encouragement to walk the Camino when he read my blog some years ago.
Oh by the way, a round trip air ticket from Manila to Santiago de Compostela will be raffled off on this day. Who knows, the winner may be… ME!!! And I may finally able to walk The Way like a proper pilgrim. 🙂 Hope to see you there! ¡Buen Camino!