Camino de Santiago
In July of 2014, after completing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Bishop Gordon Bennett, SJ handed mehis zuchetto. "I don't know when you'll go," he said. "But, when you do, take this with you to Santiago." Four months later, Icompleted the Camino de Santiago Compostela, fulfilling his request. The trek of 484 miles began in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees, and ended in Galicia, the westernmost province of Spain. The pilgrimage wove in and out of small Roman villages and over picturesque mountains, with long days in valleys and cold nights inside medieval cities and churches. The journey took 28 days to walk, ending on Advent at the door of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral with the Bishop's zuchetto still in hand.