Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Prayer for our Pilgrims

Several of our seminarians have embarked with a group on the Camino, a pilgrimage on foot of over a week to Santiago di Compostela in Galicia, Spain.  They are juggling and singing for their supper along the way.  Stay tuned to this blog for posts from along the pilgrim path in the days to come.

In the meantime, here's an ancient prayer of the Camino pilgrim which I ask that we pray for them over the next week...

O God, who brought your servant Abraham out of the land of the Chaldeans, protecting him in his wanderings, who guided the Hebrew people across the desert, we ask that you watch over us,
your servants, as we walk in the love of your name to Santiago de Compostela.

Be for us our companion on the walk,
Our guide at the crossroads,
Our breath in our weariness,
Our protection in danger,
Our albergue on the Camino,
Our shade in the heat,
Our light in the darkness,
Our consolation in our discouragements,
And our strength in our intentions.

So that with your guidance we may arrive safe and sound at the end of the Road and enriched with grace and virtue we return safely to our homes filled with joy.  
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

O, Holy Apostle Santiago, pray for us.

Santa Maria, pray for us.

Saint John, pray for us.

Saints Peters and Paul, pray for us.

Juggling pins and backpacks awaited the pilgrims
departure this morning at SJS.