Today we have a twofer…Carolyn and Meredith are close to ending their Camino pilgrimage. Last night they stayed in Aruza and today they are traveling to Arca. Tomorrow, off to Santiago! So far it has been an exciting five days of hiking, getting to know fellow pilgrims, blessings galore, and passing through towns filled with history and miracles.
There is very little about Aruza and Arca on the net (at least in English anyway). But, I thought that we could join Carolyn and Meredith as they prepare for the last day of hiking into Santiago with the Camino Pilgrim’s Prayer:
“Lord, you who called your servant Abraham out of the town of Ur in Chaldea
and who watched over him during all his wanderings; you who guided the Jewish
people through the desert; we pray for you to watch your servants, who
for the love of your name, make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Be for us,
a companion on our journey
the guide on our intersections
the strengthening during fatigue
the fortress in danger
the resource on our itinerary
the shadow in our heat
the light in our darkness
the consolation during dejection
and the power of our intention
so that we under your guidance, safely and unhurt, may reach the end of our journey,
and strengthened with gratitude and power, secure and filled with happiness,
may join our home, for Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.
Apostle James, pray for us
Holy Virgin, pray for us”