28 May 2008

Day 26 of Walking

Hello everyone,

Today´s walk was easier than the past couple of days. Still, we started right off the bat with a 20 minute hike uphill that got us REALLY warmed up. Funny how a 20 minute hike uphill doesn´t seem like such a big deal anymore...

As far as the weather goes, you guessed it. Rain. We decided our best investment for this trip were the rain suits. Here is a picture of us walking through a woody area of the camino today.

Every morning we have a "holy huddle" where we pray before walking. This morning, as we were huddling a woman walked by. She heard us, stopped, and blessed herself. We hope that we are reminding people of God and prayer and the true meaning of pilgrimage. Hopefully any seeds like that which are planted will bear fruit in the future.

We now plan on going to dinner and then 8 pm Mass. Off to bed early after that. We have been challenged to see how many "3"s we can come up with since we only have 3 more days of walking. We will work on it as we walk. (Here´s one: "Dios le bendiga" three words which mean God bless you.)

We pray for you and your intentions every day. Please continue to pray for us. God bless you!

Los peregrinos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. What a road you have travelled. You are all amazing and we can't wait to hear the tales and see the photos. I hope you are feeling strong going down the final stretch. As you know, we are all thinking about you and praying for every day. Love, Marian (JoAnn's sister)

28 May, 2008 10:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, if this isn't true, don't ruin my fantasy (it's my little corner of the world and you're welcome to live in it, too.) But I thought: 3 days left; and I figured you would walk 18 miles at least one of those days (see, that's the "fantasy" part- the part I don't know for sure, but I make up.) 3 and 18...Hmmm, 3:18, one of my favorite scripture verses: Eph.3:18 "...so that you, together with all God's people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is God's love (for YOU!)."
Walk on, children of God, we walk and pray with you. Connie H.

28 May, 2008 13:43  
Anonymous Dolores H said...

You're doing great! This has been such a joy to travel this with you. What a blessing. God bless you and thank you for all the prayers.

28 May, 2008 14:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How inspirational! God bless you on your final stretch!
Prayers continue. Corrine S.

28 May, 2008 18:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You!! It has been wonderful and amazing to follow with you each day. Since I could not walk the road with you I can't wait to see you and the pictures and hear ALL about it. Thank you for all your prayers:). I continue to pray for you daily. See you soon

28 May, 2008 22:44  
Blogger Don & Kathy said...

Just wondering what you'll be doing a week from now with all your
free time:)
You are all amazing!
I have been envisioning the souls flying out of purgatory this month. Your prayers have been working. I have 2 answers already...(and hopefully a state soccer win for the 3rd...so keep those prayers coming!!)May your feet these last few days be like wings......bet you'll remember that next M&M...love & miss you all.
God Bless & have a safe flight home,our prayers continue,

28 May, 2008 23:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From THE CITY OF GOD (Vol 4):
"Saint James...was the first one(apostle) to leave Jerusalem...he departed for Spain...one year and five months after the Passion of the Lord...the fruit of his preaching in Spain was immense in proportion to the shortness of his stay...he was the first of all the Apostles to suffer martyrdom..."

St. James, pray for our pilgrims who are journeying in your footsteps and intercede for all of us the intentions they carry in hearts. ML

28 May, 2008 23:31  
Anonymous leone&dick said...

YOU DID IT!! Quoting Matthew 10:1 (revised) "He called his 6 disciples & gave them authority... These are the names of the 6: Tom,Ruth,Chuck,JoAnn,Colleen,&Bill the Zealot. These 6 Jesus sent out instructing them as follows: Do not turn your steps to pagan territory...but go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. And as you go proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand". Disciples you have just completed Matthew 10! Well done good and faithful pilgrims, Gods' Blessings upon you.

29 May, 2008 06:31  
Blogger Reese said...

Please pass this information on to Ruth.

I am sad to tell you this news. Paul Haupert passed away last Tuesday. I was told he died of a blood clot. Stevie and I will go to the visitation on Friday. Here is the Obit.

Paul Joseph Haupert, 37, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the church.

Arrangements are pending at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road.

I thought you would like to know.


29 May, 2008 11:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have enjoyed reading about your travels. It's hard to believe you are almost to your destination. We have been praying for you and we thank you for your prayers. Have a safe trip back and we'll see you soon!
The Sends

29 May, 2008 12:42  

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