Six weeks later… some reflections on the Camino

On Saturday 16 November, six weeks after we returned from the Ignatian Camino, some of the pilgrims gathered in Melbourne for a barbecue in the Jesuit community at Xavier College. It was a joyful reunion. Stephen Delbridge told us at the barbecue that he had started a blog on his experience of the Ignatian Camino. You can read Stephen’s blog by clicking the link here.

Libby and Stephen Delbridge, Frank and Dani Chamberlin

Libby and Stephen Delbridge, Frank and Dani Chamberlin

Patrick Hynes, Dani Chamberlin, Stephen Delbridge and Michael Bertie

Patrick Hynes, Dani Chamberlin, Stephen Delbridge and Michael Bertie

I took the opportunity to interview some of the pilgrims during the afternoon. Here are their reflections on the experience of walking the Ignatian Camino.

3 thoughts on “Six weeks later… some reflections on the Camino

  1. I have sent this onto a retreatant of mine who is coming to the end of the 30 week retreat in daily life and who has expressed an interest in walking the Ignatian Camino. Hopefully she will follow up on it. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Isn’t it interesting how the experiences varied? In all cases I sensed a strong personal growth. You have all been so very blessed and I am certain that these graces will continue for a very long time. I only wish that I could experience the Camino but feel certain that my body would let me down particularly on those long long days. Michael, it was your shin splints that ended my dream! May your Christmas be more meaningful as you reflect deeply on the incarnation and ignore the glitz and glitter of the season. Blessings Gerry

  2. Hello,

    I would like to thank those who have made ​​the publication of all information, images and videos related to Ignace way. I enjoyed reviewing the images the way and shared some experiences because I was fortunate to also halfway between Pamplona to Loyola to finish in Barcelona in the months of April and May 2012. Although there has been many months since I returned to Canada, I do not go a day without thinking of the experience of pilgrimage. My message may be difficult to read because I composed before the French translation. Thank you again for your work published and I hope it will taste to other people experience this.

    Alain Lemire
    Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    • Dear Alain,
      You are most welcome! I am glad that you found the site helpful. Yes the experience of walking the Ignatian Camino is very profound is very profound and a number of our pilgrim community said, when we met on Saturday for the barbecue, that the experience is still unfolding for them. If you know of anyone who is interested in walking the Ignatian Camino in 2014 we plan to take a group in the month of May. We would appreciate it if you were to direct interested persons to our site. Thank you.

      Blessings,
      Michael

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