Tonight I am in Sarria. This is the beginning of the last stage of the Camino. In order to receive a Compostela a Pilgrim must declare at the Santiago Pilgrim’s office three things…

1. The Pilgrim walked the last 100 km.

2. The Pilgrim carried all of his/her belongings.

3. The Pilgrim is walking the Camino for spiritual reasons.

I never wanted to make this walk about the Compostela and yet it is looming large in my mind. Even though I’ve taken three days off of the Camino and taken a cab at the end of two other days I have walked nearly all on the Camino.

Now is the final push into Santiago. I feel some of the same fear I felt leaving St. Jean Pied de Port. But there’s no time to dwell on fear. The first steps have been taken. All I need to do is continue on.

Buen Camino

~ by michelleperram on October 4, 2019.

4 Responses to “DAY 33 THE PRESIPICE”

  1. So proud of you Michelle
    Thank you for your continued posts
    I feel like I’ve gotten a glimpse of your journey
    Blessings as you go your last miles ( or kms)

  2. What a spiritual experience and formation that the pilgrimage has been!

    As I read this blog entry on 12 Oct and prayed with you long after you have begun and completed your final 100 miles, I began to sing:

    Just a closer walk with Thee
    Grant it, Jesus, is my plea
    Daily walking close to Thee
    Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

    What a testimony of requirements in/for spiritual formation to face, embrace and wrestle with demons, such as fears!

    Praise God and thank YOU for being so bravely honest about your feelings, emotions and spiritual state throughout this walk!

    Michelle, YOU are my mentor and heroine in so many different ways!

    • And here I thought I was just spouting off 😊. You have had trials too my friend and. One through them splendidly.

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