City of the Saint

The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today. Francis of Assisi The city of Saint Francis teased us. From more than two hours, away we could see the basilica, prominent at the west end of the city. But we were excited—fifteen days after hiking out of Florence the hometown […]

The Street Dogs of Santiago

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Chile, Just for Fun | 2 Comments

One of the first things that stands out about Santiago, Chile, is the large population of stray dogs wandering the streets. By and large these mutts known as “quiltros” seem happy, well fed, and are peaceful. The people of Santiago feed them and provide water. In the winter they provide them with coats and kennels. […]

Climbing the Walls in Church

Climbing the Walls in Church

July 24, Glasgow, Scotland During our travels on the Camino and throughout Europe we’ve spent a lot of time in old churches, but on our first day in Scotland, had our most unusual experience yet in what was once a house of worship. We finished our five-week Irish adventure on Thursday. Our friend Mary, who […]