23 February | The Sunday before Ash Wednesday
You are Invited!
Take a spiritual walk with us as we climb the peaks and descend into the valleys of the Lenten season through the lens of hiking the Camino de Santiago (the 800-km pilgrimage across Spain, called The Way of Saint James) and Catholic Lenten Scripture. The Way of St. James (aka, The Way) represents one of three essential ancient Christian pilgrimages (the others are Rome and Jerusalem). The French Way travels from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Compostela, Spain.
Why walk with us?
To experience Lent through visual and written art as a collective physical, mental, and spiritual pilgrimage.
Who is “us”?
We are Braelyn and Nicol, both Ohioans now teaching in Savannah, Georgia. Unbeknownst to each other, we hiked the same Camino route this summer about a week apart! This collaboration will feature Braelyn’s art and Nicol’s writing.
What will we explore?
The first two weeks will cover the physical Camino; the following two weeks will reflect upon the psychological Camino; and, the final weeks will be devoted to the spiritual Camino. Then, we will culminate with the commencement of the Easter season!
What is Ephphatha?
Ephphatha is Aramaic for “be opened” and refers to Jesus healing the deaf man’s ears (see Mark 7:34). Using this theme, we will reflect on how the Holy Spirit opens our ears (and hearts) to God—His Word, His Spirit, His direction.
Join us each Wednesday for a new reflection!
Braelyn and Nicol
About this Blog
The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage through Spain, ending at the spot said to contain the relics of Saint James the Apostle. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims travel this route each year.