On the Road…

The UST World Youth Day pilgrims began hiking the Camino de Santiago on Monday and should reach Tineo, Spain today.  Their journey has taken them from Oviedo to San Juan de Villapañada to Bodenaya and now to Tineo.

Oviedo, Spain is the capital city of Asturias and has a population of 210,000.  When they left Oviedo, they left behind them the crowds and hustle and bustle of city life – they will be going for over a week without seeing a major city or town.

Their first night was spent in San Juan de Villapañada, a small town with no food or services aside from a single “alburgue” or hostel.

Day two should have taken them into Bodenaya, a modest town with a population of only 191.

By now, they should be in Tineo – a district know for its production of smoked meats and dairy.  Tineo has a population of 12,000.

The photos included in this entry are not from the UST Camino participants but from a blog titled, “The Primitive Road to Santiago” and are available under the Creative Commons license.

About ustwydpilgrimage2011

The UST Campus Ministry serves students of all faiths and facilitates the growth of the spiritual life of the campus community, through the sacraments, spiritual guidance, and counseling in the Christian tradition, and is an outreach of evangelization to all. Youth leadership in liturgical programs, retreats, bible studies, volunteer experiences, academic and spiritual integration, liturgical music involvement and religious education courses are some of the opportunities students are encouraged to be involved in at UST. Students are also invited to be leaders in expanding their faith development and the faith development of their campus community.
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One Response to On the Road…

  1. William & Esperanza Monroy says:

    Before heading to Oviedo, the group unpacked additional items and left them in Madrid. It is truly amazing what the UST group of pilgrims is learning both spiritually and physically. This is a test of endurance and faith that has been the cornerstone of the Catholics (especially in Europe) for over eleven centuries.

    The UST pilgrims are following the footsteps of emperors (Carlo Magnus), Kings, Popes, Knights, priests, and common people that went before them.

    According to Jennifer’s latest communication last night – we are seven hours behind Spain time – they have walked 30 miles on the first two days and were looking to start the third day with optimism and joy. We will continue to pray for them as they are doing the same for us.

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