El Camino de Santiago
“Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the
good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls….” Jeremiah 6:16.
The Pilgrims

Colleen, Bill, JoAnn, Chuck, Ruth, Tom     

A Pilgrim's Prayer

by Fr. Michael Podhajsky

Almighty God, our loving Father,
You who guide us along the narrow path on our pilgrimage through this valley of tears to our promised inheritance in Heaven, pour out Your abundant blessings upon us as we make this pilgrimage.
Strengthen our steps with Your grace and lighten our hearts with Your love.
May we offer this pilgrimage in reparation for our own sins and for the sins of the world.
May this journey of faith win for us a treasure of grace on our journey to eternity.
O Holy Angels, be our companions and guides.
O Blessed Virgin Mary, on this journey and throughout our pilgrimage of life we dedicate ourselves to you.
Surround us with your loving protection and lead us to bliss of the Sacred Heart of your dearly Beloved Son.
Through your Motherly intercession, may God keep us safe from all evil, in body, mind and soul and from every attack of the enemy.
May the Precious Blood of Jesus cover us in mercy until at last we stand in the holy presence of God Most High to sing His praises for ever.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary - Pray for us!
St. Michael the Archangel - Pray for us!
Dear St. Joseph - Pray for us!
St. James the Greater - Pray for us!
St. Christopher - Pray for us!
All you holy angels and saints - Pray for us!

The Journey 2008

  1 May Depart Chicago
  3 May Begin Walking  
30 May Arrive Santiago
  2 June     Return to Chicago
        The Pilgrims
    Bill & Colleen Pasnik
  Tom & Ruth Becker
      Chuck & JoAnn Olson

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Pilgrim: One who embarks on a quest for something conceived of as sacred.
For over a thousand years El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) has been a route for pilgrims who travel across northern Spain to Santiago de Compstela where the remains of St. James the Apostle were buried. The route begins in France, crosses the Pyrenees into Spain and continues on for a total of nearly 500 miles. The pilgrims that you see in the photo plan to complete this journey in 28 days. Information on this website is intended to enable you to share in this pilgrimage from wherever you are viewing this site. The various links on this page will lead you to learn more about the camino and its history and about the plans that we have made. You will be able to see where we expect to be each day and, hopefully, view updates of our progress.

Jesus Christ, Son of God,
have mercy on me, a sinner.
Known as "The Pilgrim's Prayer", this prayer was prayed during the middle ages, silently, mile after mile, day after day, by pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land.