Posts in Helen Van Wagenen
NEW 2.0 Edition of Our Guidebook Is Here!!

Only about half of the peregrinos (pilgrims) who begin in St. Jean Pied-de-Port actually complete their walk to Santiago. I was one of those who didn’t make it on my first attempt in 2007 due to a stress fracture in my foot, which could have been avoided had I known then what I know now. All of the info I wish I had before my first Camino is in this book.

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Who Walks the Camino?

You don’t have to be Catholic or any kind of Jesus-follower to walk the Camino, and we hope no one along the way will ever condemn any person for walking for any reason. The process of unplugging from your regular schedule of life back home makes space for God to meet you on the Camino, whether that is your intention or not. Setting aside everything familiar and comfortable for a time makes space for something else.

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