How About Walking the Camino de Santiago in 2012?

Dare I say it out loud? “I will walk the Camino de Santiago this year.” There.  I said it. With so many things happening last year,  my dream of walking The Way was relegated to the bottom of my list of  “Things To Do Eventually”.  But this year feels different.  This year feels right.  I …

Holy Land Pilgrimage News: Pope Appoints Bishop Chito Tagle as Manila Archbishop

We received some great news last night: our Holy Land chaplain Bishop Chito Tagle has been appointed the new Archbishop of Manila.  He replaces  Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales who has served as Manila Archbishop for nine years. We received this news with joy as well as a little apprehension. Although his installation date is yet to …

An Afternoon in Montserrat

Montserrat is a Catalan word which means “serrated mountain”. It pertains to the unique rock formation of the mountain chain near Barcelona, Spain. While in Barcelona,   I was lucky enough to visit the Our Lady of Montserrat Basilica which is nestled among these beautiful formations. The Basilica was built and is still maintained by Benedictine …

A Pinoy Pilgrim on His Way to Santiago de Compostela

In my continuing quest to find people who can help me turn my Camino de Santiago dream into reality, I stumbled upon Mark Ho. Mark is currently doing The Walk and is, in fact, on his 33rd day on the road with two companions.  I asked him to give me some tips on  how to …