Two weeks done – Sunday August 20, 2017

Two weeks done – Sunday August 20, 2017

Buenos dias from Burgos Spain.

I attended Mass today at Catedral de Santa Marie XIII.  Beautiful, I am getting used to not hearing any English, hearing only Spanish.  Two thoughts occurred to me – one, I’m starting to pickup on more words in Spanish during Mass, and secondly, I hope I remember my parts of the Mass when I get home! Lol.

Approximatly 290 km completed and 490 km to go.  So far so good, however my feet have been a challenge. I have received some treatment and now it is time to take a day off and enjoy this beautiful city.

I think I trained reasonably well for the Camino, however I don’t think much can prepare you the hills and the type of paths. Here are a few pictures off some types of paths.  Up, down, flat … the terrain can be wearing.   I’m not complaining, this is what it is and so be it – deal with it.

I attempt to pray the full rosary daily, the chaplet and attend Mass when I can.  However, the prayer that comes spontaneously and impulsively is:

‘Oh Lord, my God I lift up my heart to you! Oh Lord my God my life belongs to you’.

Another impromptu prayer:

‘Jesus Christ Son of the living God have mercy on me a sinner’

Before signing off, happy belated birthday to my niece Melanie.  Blessings to you and the upcoming year.

As always, please pray for me as I pray for you.

Buen Camino


About the Author:

Ordained Deacon in 2006 for the Diocese of Hamilton, Canada. Married to Joanne (since 1982). A father, grandfather and a retired business professional.


  1. Arden Ouellette August 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Randy. Enjoying your posts and glad to see you are finding the experience so special and rewarding. Continued prayers go to you as you continue your pilgrimage.

  2. Mark August 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm


  3. Trish August 28, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Amazing pics and info. How exciting Randy. God bless tou

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