Conversations I Wish I Had

“The Way,” Pilgrimage Movie Background

Tired Road Warrior

According to an article in AARP:  The Magazine written by the actor Martin Sheen, the sacred pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela changed his life:

My father was from the rugged mountainous, and rainy province of Galicia in northwestern Spain . . .  Galicia is fiercely independent, with its own twist on the Spanish language, and known as the home to one of Spain’s oldest, most sacred  treasures:  the provincial capital of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Saint James the Apostle are venerated. . .  Santiago de Compostela (is) a UNESCO World Heritage site . . . and (has been) the destination of millions of pilgrims from every part of the world for more than 1,000 years.

In 2003, Martin, a grandson, and friend walked and drove the pilgrimage route from Burgos (north-central Spain) to Santiago de Compostela:

I was trekking along the same path that Saint Francis of Assisi and millions of pilgrims…

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