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

Northeast Library

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

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

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

For over 1,000 years, 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 was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and is buried in the cathedral that bears his name.

Today these pilgrimages continue but are undertaken for a variety of reasons. People come from all over the world to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Come join Don Shaw, of the Mid-Atlantic/American Pilgrims on the Camino, as he shares his experiences of walking The Way. Over the past six and a half years Mr. Shaw has completed six of the different Camino paths to Santiago de Compostela, some of which are over 500 miles long. This year he plans to do his seventh. This presentation is the story of these journeys: why he undertook them, what he experienced, and how they've been life-changing events for him. 

This talk will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room and is part of the “Trips of a Lifetime” series.

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