My Journey on The Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

My Journey on The Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

Trips of a Lifetime Series

You may have seen the feature film The Way with Martin Sheen or have heard of the Camino through friends or on the news.

For over 1,000 years, Christian pilgrims have journeyed from all over Europe to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain to honor and pray for help from St. James, the Greater. He is one of the original 12 apostles of Jesus Christ and is buried in the cathedral in Santiago that bears his name.

Traditionally, the purpose of this walking pilgrimage was to pray and ask for help from St. James to deal with some major life issue. Today these pilgrimages continue but are undertaken for a variety of reasons, but many remain spiritual. Today people come from all over the world to make Camino pilgrimages.

Please join Mr. Don Shaw, of the Mid-Atlantic/American Pilgrims on the Camino, as he shares his experience of hiking the Camino. Over the past 2 1/2 years, Mr. Shaw has completed three different 500-mile walking pilgrimages on different Camino paths to Santiago and the Cathedral of St. James. This presentation is the story of these journeys, why he undertook them, what he saw, what he experienced and how it was a life-changing event for him. 

This talk will take place April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room and will be the first in a series called “Trips of a Lifetime.” Please RSVP on My Journey on the El Camino de Santiago.