Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Face of Welcome on the way to Santiago

Elizabeth and Mildred acting as welcomers on the route
Every year about 200,000 pilgrims walk at least 100 kms to the tomb of St James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. Half of this number are Spanish and many of the others come from English speaking countries. Therefore from May to October this year volunteers came to live and work in Santiago for periods of two weeks to offer words of “welcome” and “congratulations” to all of the footsore pilgrims on their arrival and also to offer advice, information and support to English speaking pilgrims. 

Two of these recent volunteers were Elizabeth Sprigg and Mildred Rowell from St Thomas of Canterbury parish and St. Mary's Crowborough parish in Mayfield Deanery.

See here to learn more about the Pilgrimage to Santiago www.csj.org.uk

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