The higher goal of every person is to find oneself in this journey called life. Many people are not even aware they are looking something higher that will fulfill their being. Some people made it sooner and some of them later. Some people „accidentally” find themselves in the river of life that flows quietly, and some individuals have been troubled on stormy waves of life for long time. Whatever the circumstances are, once you discover why you are here – only the sky is the limit.
As we have seen, rather, read, this is no ordinary blog post. How it can be when the topic is the famous El Camino and Santiago de Compostela, a beautiful cathedral of St. Jacob, same name as the city where it is located. Santiago is the capital of the autonomous …show more content…
There are many routes that lead to the destination, English, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque, Northern ... but French route is the most common of all. It is long about 800 kilometers. The Council of Europe in 1987 awarded it with the title of The main street of Europe. Also, in 1993 UNESCO declared Spanish and French part of the way to Santiago de Compostela as a World Heritage Site.
Speaking about the meaning of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Lele Viola, author of “The True History of St. James”, said that the purpose of this pilgrimage is to find time for yourself and to meet God.
“St. James for me is the saint of meetings, unexpected meetings; he is a saint of journeys and travel; journey within the meaning of pilgrimage, walking towards a target, which is an encounter with God. During the trip another person is being met who walked the same path, which aims identical to ours. Feeling part of the river of peoples on the move, in my opinion, is one of the magical components of pilgrimage “- said Lele