Every Day, Everything You Want

What if that’s all it is? What if all the spiritual talk about finding God or yourself isn’t the thing that we take away from walking the Camino de Santiago? What if it’s just that for a few days, we can do whatever we want? I had this discussion with my daughter who is planning […]

A Visit by an Italian Prince

While the name Medici may conjure up extreme art patronage, high level banking, and a very complicated business relationship with Rome, we find one member of the family who came to Santiago de Compostela from Florence as a sort of a diplomatic pilgrim. Not walking certainly, given his status, and not making this one city […]

Sic Transit Gloria Montero Ríos

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, like most medieval churches standing today, is a sum of its parts. It is stone piled on stone; it is glass, painting, and precious metals, and it is also the embodiment of the men who built it, the ambition and drive that they poured into it, and the many […]