There are as many reasons why people flock to the Camino de Santiago as there are pilgrims along the Way. Some, like me, feel ‘called’ to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Galicia, Spain. Others go in thanksgiving, in supplication, in penance or just because it is there and they feel the need to walk.
Everyone who makes the Way to Santiago is changed by the experience. Some even find love.
This month, in honor of St. Valentine, my friend and fellow blogger Laurie Ferris, whose blog is The Camino Provides, is collecting stories about romance on the Camino de Santiago. If you have a story of romance to share, please be sure to contact her!
I wonder how many marriage proposals happened as a result of the Camino. It seems the Camino works in mysterious ways. Is it something in the water or the Spanish wine? I think there’s something in the air.
For the month of February, I’ll feature a few Camino love stories. I certainly respect the premise of what happens on the Camino stays on the Camino. However, love is a splendid thing that should be celebrated. Has the Camino provided you with more than just a long walk? If you have a Camino love story to share, email me or use the form below. Photos and video links welcome.
Share the Camino love! ♥
February 2, 2016, Laurie Ferris