Many people have thought about walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, but they have many questions. Others who have made the pilgrimage would like to share their stories of ‘The Way’ with others who will understand the experience. New pilgrims in the planning stages for a pilgrimage along one of the Camino routes usually want to connect with other pilgrims as they prepare.
Lewes resident Ann Loar Brooks will host an informational meeting from 10:30 a.m to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at Lewes Public Library. She has hiked the Frances route of the Camino de Santiago three times and the Camino Primitivo once, and she is planning to walk the Way of St. Francis in Italy this fall. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Camino de Santiago is welcome.
“I’m interested in starting a chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino in our area to provide support to past, present, and future pilgrims through hikes, meals and social events, and information sharing,” said Brooks.
The Camino routes, a number of well-worn pilgrimage paths that people have walked since the Middle Ages, start in a variety of European locations and lead to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
American Pilgrims on the Camino is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to foster the enduring tradition of the Camino by supporting its infrastructure, gathering pilgrims together, and providing information and encouragement to past and future pilgrims.
To RSVP, noting the number of people who will attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lewes library is at 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. There is plenty of free parking in the library lot.