The Coronavirus and the Camino – Some Thoughts

Many thanks to the Fundación Jacobea for prompting me to put my thoughts into words. https://www.fundacionjacobea.org/en/ways-of-santiago/reflections-on-the-camino-from-the-lockdown-anne-born/ I consider myself very lucky to have walked the Camino Frances from Sarria in January 2020 – before we knew what we all know now about this virus. I look forward to my next visit to the Cathedral – […]

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 […]

Books, Books, Books!

This is a fun heads up! I’m starting a new series of guides to the Camino. The first will be a guide – specifically for English-speaking pilgrims – to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You can read lots of guides. They’re dense, filled with numbers, how high the towers are, when the building went […]

What Is Your Obligation?

When I came back home with my very first Compostela, I went to Mass not far from my office and asked the priest after Mass to hear my confession. I was completing a circuit that had started on Christmas Day 2010 when I flew from New York to Madrid to catch a bus to Sarria […]