“Were not our hearts burning within us while he walked and talked with us on the road”.
(Luke 24: 32)
2021 is going to be a very special year on the Camino de Santiago, as it is considered a Holy Year or Ano Xacobeo. This means that the feast of Saint James, 25 July, falls on a Sunday. This only happens every few years and the last Ano Xacobeo was 2010, 10 years ago. In fact, due to leap years, this holy year happens only 14 times in a century.
Pilgrimage is an experience common to all religions and cultures. In it, what is proper to human nature finds expression. The world does not constrain the human person, but rather like a waymark, opens it to transcendence, to God. Humankind has always known that the world is not its final destination, that here we are always travellers …
“Leave your country, your people, and the home of your parents, and go to a place which I will show you”. (Genesis 12: 1)
Liturgy Ritual Prayer is hosting ‘In the Footsteps of James: the 2021 Camino Pilgrimage’ in July 2021. We will walk the final 110kms journey from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela and arrive on Sunday 26 September, to join with fellow pilgrims and celebrate Eucharist in the Cathedral of Saint James. On Tuesday we will travel (on bus!) to Finisterre to make the journey complete, as James did.
Before we hit the Camino journey we will explore Rome, Assisi and Barcelona. After the pilgrimage we will have a few restful days in Madrid and Toledo before heading home.
Plan to join us for a reasonably priced experience of Christian pilgrimage, as we experience some of the most treasured places of our heritage and story.
Contact the Liturgy Ritual Prayer office to reserve a place on this unique 2021 small group experience.