Today I came across a black metal cross with a gold plaque that said

End of the Camino

Rosinna de Verona

I didn’t take a picture because it seemed too sacred. I wonder who was Rosinna and why was she on the Camino. Did she die of some long lingering disease? Did she have a sudden stroke? Or did she die of a broken heart that she was hoping to mend on the camino? Was she happy when she died? Was she surrounded by pilgrim friends?

And who put the cross there? Family? Friends? An unrequited lover?

Was her name Rosinna de Verona or was she simply Rosinna from the town of Verona in Italy?

All I know is that she was a pilgrim, she died, and someone cared enough to commemorate the place of her death with a cross.

Buon Camino Rosinna

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.


    1. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I’ve been a little negligent of the blog and missed your response. So sorry.

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