Downside pilgrims off on the Camino!
On the Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, and during Holy Mass, Fr. James gave a Pilgrim’s Blessing to ten pilgrims, four of them Old Gregorians, prior to their departure to walk the Camino Portugueses. The service was memorable, with Fr. James, a former pilgrim himself, sharing some of his experiences. Adding to the beauty of the Blessing, was a relic of St. Vincent placed upon the Sanctuary.
After landing in Porto, the pilgrims will walk 150 miles north, through Portugal and Spain, to Santiago de Compostela. You can follow their journey on the blog of The Simple Pilgrim http://www.thesimplepilgrim.co.uk/