I am asking you to pray for the St. Paul’s pilgrims—but why? What are we doing?
Serving as their spiritual leader, this Saturday, June 26th, 10 pilgrims (including 7 from St. Paul’s) will join me in Portugal to walk the Camino De Santiago (the Way of St. James), a network of routes taken by pilgrims leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great. Although the whole walk is 500 miles long, it is normally completed in increments. We will be walking a 120-mile segment starting in Lisbon, ending 14 days later in Santiago de Compostela where, according to legend, Saint James is buried. Since the 9th century pilgrims have been making their way — many as a spiritual retreat — to the shrine. We will also end each day with Mass. Please pray for us.
Pilgrims’ Prayer: St. James, Apostle, chosen among the first to drink the cup of the master and the great protector of pilgrims; make us strong in faith and happy in hope on our pilgrim journey following the path of Christian life and sustain us so that we may finally reach the glory of God the Father. Amen