Discovering the Camino de Santiago

Discovering the Camino de Santiago A Month Of Walking Through Spain But No Ordinary Month This Was The Fabled Pilgrimage To The Tomb Of St James If Fr Gregory Markey Can Do It, Well, You Can Too At Least From Your Armchair For The First Time For English Speaking Readers, A Priest Pastor Chronicles The Month Long Life And Times Of A Pilgrim, In A Delightful Yet Sober Account, As He Endures, And Enjoys, The Much Celebrated Camino De Santiago This Peaceful Journey Web Free, Phone Free, And TV Free Generated An Astonishing Array Of Brief But Meaty Spiritual Reflections Roman Catholic Books Asked Fr Markey To Put The Writings Into This Book Fr Markey Did Not Conceal His Priesthood, Choosing On The Contrary To Wear The Traditional Roman Collar And, Unsurprisingly, The Resulting Conversation With Pilgrims Was Serious Reflective Practical But There Was Also Plenty Of Private Time Along The Mile Trail For Fr Markey, A Year Old Pastor Of St Mary S In Norwalk, Connecticut Mission Successful, But Not Without Incident, And Not Without Fruitful Discussion With A Wide Variety Of Christians Struggling Or Lost In Personal Crises Reflecting Upon Great Personal Loss Re Discovering Christ As The Focus Of Their Lives Throughout His Long Journey And Thus In This Book Fr Markey, Displaying Both A Keen Mind And A Pastoral Heart, Found Spiritual Lessons For Himself And His Flock, To Whom He Wrote A Sample Of His Insights And Guidance Dealing With Discomfort, With Scripture Always In Mind Balancing Human Concerns When Suffering With God S Purpose For You The Requirements Of A Pilgrimage, And How They Bring Out The Best In People Practical Concerns, For Those Pondering Long Pilgrimages How To Fit A Prayer Life Perfectly Into A Pilgrimage What Not To Bring, In Your Mind And In Your Backpack The Magnetic Pull Of Mass, Even On Such A Trip How To Acquire Genuine

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  • Paperback
  • 74 pages
  • Discovering the Camino de Santiago
  • Greg J. Markey
  • English
  • 06 July 2019

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    The author points out early on that there are few memoirs of walking the Camino de Santiago that are written by Catholics He s not wrong of those that I ve found to be readily available, the vast majority are by lapsed Catholics, or cultural travellers, or people who consider themselves closer to spiritual but not religious than anything else.With that in mind, I wasn t the right audience for this book, and I d really only recommend it to people who are practicing Catholics and uninterested in other perspectives Rev Markey comes off as educated and well versed in Catholic history, but he s off puttingly dismissive of many people he meets whose views don t coalesce with his own It s probably just that he s very secure in his religion, but I didn t care for the side comments about how, say, the idea that being a good person was important than going to Mass was boring page 22 unsurprisingly, I was less than impressed by his dismissal of the female Episcopalian priest as having a feminist agenda 49.But again, okay, his background and politics and so on are not mine, and he wrote this book from an explicitly conservative perspective than others So moving on It s a slim volume well under a hundred pages broken into a few pieces history, tales from the trail, and a very short conclusion The history is heavy on both Biblical quotations and other endnote citations and is short but interesting the conclusion is nothing to write home about.The middlewell, that s complicated The middle section covers the month or so Rev Markey spent walking and takes the form of emails sent back home to his congregation It s unclear whether or not those emails have been supplemented he says only that The followingare emails I sent to my parish while walking the Camino I also kept a handwritten journal, recording the day s events 17 As update emails to a parish audience, I d probably call them a success light, informative, upbeat they also hurray break the trend of male Camino pilgrims writing extensively about unpleasant smells and bodily functions.At the same time, at a guess I d say that the emails weren t much elaborated upon in turning them into book form, and that s a pity It seems like this would have been the time to go back, flesh out individual days, go in depth about people he d talked to There s an offhand comment toward the end of the story I was pleased to discover a Canadian couple with whom I had travelled a couple of weeks ago had decided to separate after my suggestion that this second marriage of theirs was not pleasing to God 57 Wait, what There has to be to the story that that Butthat s all we get It s appropriate to an emailed update in a book, it could use context and setup.It s neither a bad book nor a tremendously complex one It s probably an important perspective to have out there on the topic, but it s also written for a fairly narrow audience Not my cup of tea, but presumably it would find a better reception with that intended audience.

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