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Pilgrimage Blog

2705, 2022

How are you gonna get that on a plane?

One thing that struck me about our pilgrimage last year was the small percentage of Catholics on the Camino.  Don't get me wrong, we had a presence, but we were certainly the small minority.  [...]

2905, 2022

Are you packed? Nope.

My uncle Greg is the one that asked me that question earlier today. “Are you packed?” “Nope,” I replied. He quickly returned, “What?!?!?! I have been prepping for this trip for a year.” I didn’t [...]

3105, 2022

One Roof

Today we left. Today I left Blaise. Since our marriage almost 20 years ago, my wife, myself and all of our kids, Blaise included, have lived under one roof. Different addresses over the years, but [...]

106, 2022

Making new connections

Making friends is hard. I don’t care how much of an extrovert you are. I really think you need some common thread to bond you together. Some experience, some cause. Early in my life that [...]

206, 2022

No more maybes

One day on the trail and the Camino is already ready to teach. A few hours into today’s walk I was able to meet Marieka (green jacket in photo above) from Western Germany. She had [...]

306, 2022

It’s all downhill from here!

I have been worrying about this day for about 6 months. This particular day. June 2nd, 2022. Ever since we set the dates for the trip I knew this would be the killer day. [...]

406, 2022

Jackie’s Dilemma

You know when you write a blog entry and declare unilateral success, and then you wake up and get humbled almost as soon as you hit save? Today was supposed to be an easy day [...]

506, 2022

Watching the Master

I’ve always known my brother-in-law Mike to be a master conversationalist. Today, I got to see him work his magic again and again. My nephew John remarked that he really appreciates this quality about [...]

606, 2022

The most beautiful moment I have ever had on the Camino

7:29pm: Two priest and a young man holding our Cross of St. James stand at the back of St. Nicholas in Portomarin. 7:30pm: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling echoes throughout the 11th century church, dominated [...]

706, 2022

Carrying the Cross

Gratitude is the feeling that I sit with tonight. The willingness of everyone to share their talents has been overwhelming. It feels like stewardship in a real and deep way. Everyone is contributing their [...]

806, 2022

Camino Legs

I've heard a lot of discussion in the group lately about getting our “Camino Legs.” Getting your “Camino Legs” is when your body has adjusted to the daily routine and beating it gets every day. [...]

906, 2022

The view from a thousand feet

Today was our last long day of walking. We had to go about 30k today. Tomorrow, we will arrive in Santiago early in the day after finishing our 10k walk. Many dads were spending a [...]

1006, 2022

It is finished

Ending is weird. The Camino is so about the journey that by the time you get there, it is a little, well, weird. It is not a race, so it isn’t like you are looking [...]

2903, 2023

Sample Website Announcement

<< Back to the CFA Media Kit Father & Son Camino Pilgrimage Join other fathers and sons next summer on a spiritual adventure on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Under the spiritual guidance [...]

2903, 2023

Sample Email Announcement

<< Back to the CFA Media Kit Short Announcement An Experience of a Lifetime: Father and Son Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage! Fathers and sons, here’s an opportunity to bond, reflect, and experience a journey [...]

1405, 2023

From Chaos to Calm

My daughter Josie taking her first plane flight - cool as a cucumber. Sitting in a chair in the sky, I am sweating the details. I have spent several hours over the last couple of [...]

1405, 2023

First Jirak Woman Pilgrim

As I stand on the brink of my fourth Camino journey, and the third within a span of three years, I can't help but reflect on the blessings that have paved the way for this [...]

1505, 2023

Blue Squadron

The day after Josie and I firmly planted our feet on Spanish soil, our vibrant group of fellow travelers – whom I've affectionately dubbed the 'Blue Squadron' – will arrive in Spain. This rather silly [...]

1605, 2023

Paths Untraveled

This year's pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago promises to be a unique blend of familiar and new territories. Unlike our previous journeys, our destination won't be the traditional Santiago de Compostela. Instead, we've decided [...]

1705, 2023

Its a Great Plan (F)

With great excitement, we began our journey today from St. Jean Pied de Port.  We arrived in town at about 9pm and had to roam around a while before we found a place for supper.  [...]

1805, 2023

Story of Et-Thun

The hike over the Pyrenees is both challenging and breathtaking, a true test for pilgrims setting out from Saint Jean. It was during this difficult stretch of the journey that we came across a group [...]

1805, 2023

Universal language of the Rosary

Dominic and Petra trying to figure out how we are going to split up the rosary. Today as we were enjoying our hike between Burguete to Larrasoaña, I noticed a group of three [...]

1905, 2023

Crossing Bridges

The plan for today was indeed a "Great Plan," but it didn't get off to a perfect start. On the agenda was praying a rosary with the Polish guys, meeting up with Blaise and Grace, [...]

2205, 2023


Today was a great day. Today we were united with Blaise and Grace back on the Way. It was wonderful to relive moments with Blaise while watching Grace experience something brand new. Heading out of [...]

2305, 2023

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Prayer

Today has been an extraordinarily long day. As I glance at the clock, it's edging close to 7pm, marking the end of our exhausting yet rewarding journey. It's incredible to think that we started our [...]

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