Norfolk Lodge & Suites Ascend Collection
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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The Camino de Santiago was completely out of my comfort zone and entirely worth it! I was able to fully open my heart to Christ through my sufferings and allow Him to work in me as I journeyed across Spain with my amazing brothers and sisters in Christ. Through my suffering and silent time with Him, the Lord gave me a whole new meaning to "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - a verse that I will carry with me ...
... about evangelization were put to rest while on pilgrimage! True evangelization is about inviting, not about proving whether someone is right or wrong. I plan to continue the skills I learned along the Camino about evangelizing and apply them here. I will continue to invite people to join me in prayer and invite them to celebrate the strong love the Lord has for us through Mass and the Eucharist!
The true power of silence ...
Suggested Packing List:
Note: You don't want your pack to weigh more than 10% of your body weight as to prevent back injury.
- 35-45 L Backpack: I brought a 55L and it worked great, but because I didn't use all of the space of the pack due to the amount of weight I could carry for my body weight, the pack became very bulky. The next time I go on the Camino, I will get a smaller sized bag than the one ...
General Schedule of a Day on the Camino
Each day varied greatly depending on the distance being walked, where we stopped to eat throughout the day, who we met, the weather, etc. This is just an example of one particular day.
- 4:30 am: wake up
- 5:00 am: eat a small breakfast that was bought the night before, pray, and start walking
- 8:00 am: second breakfast (which usually consisted of coffee with milk and either a pastry or bacon, eggs, ...
... An almost 9 hour flight turned into an 11 hour flight.
Because our flight was delayed almost 2 hours, when we got to Chicago we didn't have much time to say goodbyes. The goodbyes were incredibly hard because these beautiful souls had become some of my best friends! Praise the Lord for hand selecting our team and allowing us to grow in our love for the Lord together!