Bloganuary Day 2

Daily Prompt: January 2, 2022 — Bloganuary

It’s more like a long hike rather than a road trip. But what has been in the back of my mind is to walk the Ignatian way in Spain, from Loyola to Montserrat, 600 km in all.

What would it be like, to take the route that pilgrims from over the centuries and all over the world, have taken? To arrive, weary from a journey half-way round the world and be greeted by a friendly guide who would take us to a wayfarer’s hostel;

to wake up in the morning to a hearty breakfast, breaking bread with friends and with strangers who will soon become friends;

to set out with renewed energy, prepared to hike an ancient trail;

to rest our eyes on green fields spotted with red poppies and to gaze on friendly cows gazing back at us;

to climb the peaks and find ourselves surrounded by a sea of clouds in the morning;

to enter cautiously and reverently into ancient churches and imbibe the centuries-old reverence for God emanating from stone walls and wooden pews;

and to know that we are not alone, but that we are joined in spirit to thousands of generations seeking the One True God for meaning, purpose and direction in life.

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All pictures courtesy of Charmaine Lim, who walked the Ignatian Way in 2018

6 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 2”

  1. Beautiful! I suppose this pilgrimage is named after Saint Ignatius of Loyola—the Spanish soldier who became a priest? His powerful prayers are some of my favorites! I’m with wrookiechu. I hope you get to take this walk one day. Blessings!

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