The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, has been a spiritual journey through Spain for over 1,000 years. People come to the Camino for very different reasons and sometimes that reason is yet unknown until they walk the Way. When you make the decision to take the journey, you are a pilgrim.
As a pilgrim on the Way, you have the tremendous gift of time. You may walk with questions you need to answer. You may take time to find forgiveness for yourself or others. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship. You can be inspired by the sheer beauty of the country and amazed that each day your walk is easier.
No two people come to the Camino for the same reason. We are all on our own personal journey and there is a magic that happens along the Way. There is a saying among all pilgrims that the Camino provides and you see it, feel it and begin to believe it the further you walk.
It can be as simple as a fellow pilgrim providing you a bandaid or it can be a life-changing moment where you and another walker share your deepest fears and pain. Someone will be there when you need them and you in turn will be too.
Even in this year of pandemic restrictions, we believe you can take your Camino journey safe at home. Use our app to provide you with daily motivation. Set a goal and take the time out of your daily duties for yourself.
The Camino for Good app includes motivational and entertaining stories from pilgrims all over the world. There are quotes of inspiration that we shared from our personal favorites. Last but certainly not least, author John Brierley allowed us to share excerpts from his famous book, Camino Guide, which will provide a preview into the towns along the Way.
Brierley shared with us in a video meeting that he believes you can become a pilgrim at home as long as you are taking the time for yourself and working toward the resolve of a personal question or challenge.
The Camino for Good founders believe this too and our fervent hope is that this app will someday inspire you to go to Spain and be forever changed as we were.
Ultreia is an old Galician saying that pilgrims would cry to each other. It means “go higher, go farther” and that is what we wish for you.