The walk from Triacastela to Sarria was mostly through woods and almost always along a beautiful stream that provided a soothing sound with each step. I felt so blessed that I am able to make this pilgirmage and am so supported by my wonderful wife along with family and friends.
Just as I’m feeling pretty special, I walked into the town of Samos. The center of the town is the Monasterio de Samos which was founded in the 6th centry and taken over by the Benedictines in 960. It has ministered to literally millions of pilgrims for over 1,300 years. I am not the first to do this!
Today is a rest day in Sarria for me. Sarria is a nice little town and the traditional starting place for those who want to walk the required 100 km to get a Compostella, Certificate of Completion, that you’ve walked the Camino. Many new pilgrims have arrived by bus or train to fill the albergues and hotels. The usual walking segments put pilgrims just 5 days to Santiago.
I did get to visit a beautiful monastery to get one of the two required daily sellos (stamps) and take in all of the signs, pictures and sculptures that remind you that you are a pilgrim, one of many, and there is a whole world supporting this journey.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Good for the Benedictines.! I spent quite a few years in a Benedictine monastery and they are committed to hospitality. Think about you from time to time and pray that this journey is a blessed one for you and for us.
Have so enjoyed your pictures and reflections on your pilgrimage this year, Tom. Wishing you continued blessings and happy feet !!