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THE SACRED PRACTICE OF PILGRIMAGE
With special guest, Father Michael Barham.
In 2001, Michael made the Camino pilgrimage by foot, walking 500 miles from the French border town of St. Jean Pied-de-Port to the shrine of St. James the Greater in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
And that was just the start. After completing several more pilgrimages to ancient, holy sites in Europe, Michael wrote his thesis on pilgrimage, and gave it the beautiful title, Holy Lingering: A Spiritual Reflection Model for Compostelan Pilgrims.
In this episode you are going to hear all about Michael’s love of pilgrimage and how he has incorporated that practice into his life and ministry.
Michael shares with us how walking the Camino invites us to bring the practice of pilgrimage into our daily lives, and shows us how the big pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela is calling us to explore smaller, closer-to-home pilgrimage places – simple, quiet, less-well-known places that give us space and time for reflection, meditation, and prayer.
Our conversation covered so many nuances of pilgrimage and walking the Camino, making this the perfect topic to kick off the 2023 Camino de Santiago pilgrimage season.
SMALL PILGRIM PLACES
Learn more about the Small Pilgrim Places Network referenced by Michael.
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Related: Get your copy of The Art of Pilgrimage by Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau.