The Pilgrim’s Prayer

Although I may have traveled all the roads.

Crossed mountains and valleys from East to West,

If I have not discovered the freedom to be my self,

I have arrived nowhere.

Although I may have shared all of my possessions 

With people of other languages and cultures;

Made friends with Pilgrims of a thousand paths,

Or shared albergues with saints and princes,

If I am not capable of forgiving my neighbor tomorrow,

I have arrived nowhere.

Although I may have carried my pack from beginning to end

And waited for every Pilgrim in need of encouragement,

Or given my bed to one who arrived later than I,

Given my bottle of water in exchange for nothing;

If upon returning home and work,

I am not able to create brotherhood

Or make happiness, peace and unity,

I have arrived nowhere.

Although I may have had food and water each day,

And enjoyed a roof and shower every night; 

Or may have had my injuries well attended, 

If I have not discovered the love of God,

I have arrived nowhere.

Although I may have seen all the monuments

And contemplated the best sunsets;

Although I may have learned a greeting in every language

Or tasted the clean water from every fountain;

If I have not discovered who is the author

Of so much beauty and so much peace,

I have arrived nowhere.

If from today I do not continue walk on my path, 

Searching and living according to what I have learned;

If from today I do not see in every person, friend or foe

a companion on the Camino;

if from today I cannot recognize God,

The God of Jesus of Nazareth

As the one God of my life,

I have arrived nowhere.      

by Fraydino
O’ CebreiloMiracle where eucharist turned into real blood and real flesh

I lit candles for each and every one of you …link to YouTube video and

The original Pilgrim’s Prayer in the Cathedral
Special Pilgrim’s Mass with special blessing for Pilgrims

Pilgrim’s Prayer – What I learned on Camino, Can I practice these in my daily life?

  1. Will I stay true to my beliefs, values and truths?
  2. Have I learned to forgive others in my past & practice forgiveness in the present?
  3. Will I continue to encourage others that show up in my way (path)?
  4. Will I practice giving without expecting them to give back?
  5. Will I create brotherhood with those I meet along the way?
  6. Will I speak and demonstrate happiness, peace and unity? 
  7. Am I willing to discover and connect to the love of God?
  8. Am I willing to share that love with others?
  9. Have I discovered that God is the creator of beauty and peace?
  10. Am I willing to take the lessons I have learned on the Camino and practice them in my daily life?
  11. Will I treat everyone on my daily life path as I would treat a companion on the Camino?
  12. Have I gotten closer to God, Jesus and the Spirit of God on my Camino?  

The greatest living life challenge is practicing these principles in all our affairs?

More on this later. Have a wonderful blessed day…

Just do the next right thing…and if it did not come out right, immediately make amends and redo…Practice..Practice..Practice.. Practice turns into a habit.. and then”Intuitively knowing what to do”…kicks in….

Make life an adventure…. Love you all… Esther Mae

Published by Esther Mae

Happy, Joyous and Free. Enjoying life and retirement. Oct 5, 202, I completed the FEl Camino de Santiago de Frances, over 550 miles, beginning August 15, 2021 in St-Jean-Pied-De-Port, France and ending in Santiago and walked through the Holy Door. I am 70 year young. Read about some of my adventures. I have a close relationship with my Higher Power, whom I choose to call God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Spiritual growth and enlightenment are my priorities in life. Please jump on the spiritual soul train with me as I walk and try to practice a spiritual way of life. Esther Mae

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