“To walk in the footsteps of Jesus” is one of the highlights Christians claim when visit Israel. Some will just relish in the spiritual uplifting of knowing they are walking the grounds that Jesus walked.
But then, there are those that enjoy “walking where the disciples walked.” And yes, there are places like that all over Israel and the surrounding nations.
But one of the biggest challenges is known as the “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimage. Also known as the “Way of Saint James.”
This walk can start at various points, but all end up in Santiago at the church that, tradition says, has the crypt of the Apostle James inside. It is said that James followed Christ’s order to “travel to the uttermost ends of the earth.” At the time of the Apostles, Spain was considered the “ends of the earth.” So that is where James set out for.
He ministered there and then, after receiving a vision, returned to Jerusalem where he was martyred in 44 AD. Years later, his disciples traveled to Jerusalem and retrieved his body and took it back to Spain.
That’s a brief and very brief introduction to what our guest will talking about today.
Kathleen Donnelly Israel has lived in San Diego, California her entire life. She and her husband, Ron, were a team couple for “Worldwide Marriage Encounter” back in the 1970’s and 80’s. She personally cared for her husband for the 17 years he had Parkinson’s disease until he passed in 2018. During this time, she studied spiritual healing from many enlightened thought leaders and teachers.
She then traveled the Camino Santiago de Compastela road for 500 miles in 2019. It inspired her to write a book detailing this journey titled, “Wisdom on the Camino, A Spiritual Journey Sharing Forgiveness and Possibilities to Inspire the Rest of Your Life.” She is here to share with us about her book, her journey and her philosophies about healing and forgiveness she learned and shared with the people she met along the way! Praise God!
This is part two of a great two part interview.
Why did you decide to write a book about this adventure?
What are some of the philosophies you formulated and outline in your book which you learned from thought leaders and healers?
How did you get to the Camino? My friend said he took two different trains to get to his starting point.
Were there places arranged for you to stay, to eat, shower, etc.?
Are you preparing to go back and go on another pilgrimage?
How can someone obtain a copy of your book, “Wisdom on the Camino, A Spiritual Journey Sharing Forgiveness and Possibilities to Inspire the Rest of Your Life?” Is it available on Amazon?
If someone wanted to reach out to you, maybe to get some information on how they can prepare for or go on this type of pilgrimage or maybe just to do an interview with you such as this… how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you?
Folks, a pilgrimage is a great way for someone, for YOU, to get closer to God, clear your mind, meditate on scriptures, endure some discomfort and – visit some very important, spiritually significant places for Christians. You can use the links below to find out more information and to order your copy of Kathleen’s great book, “Wisdom on the Camino, A Spiritual Journey Sharing Forgiveness and Possibilities to Inspire the Rest of Your Life.”
I encourage you order you copy today. Order two or more copies and give them away as gifts to bless and inspire someone as well. Amen!