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A Pilgrim Goes “Royal”

Arab men fill the airy and glass-walled lobby of the Royal Rimonim Hotel.  They sit on upholstered chairs around low tables and play cards at this gleaming tower along the shore of Israel’s Dead Sea.  Some rotate rosaries through fidgety fingers. Women in diaphanous white head scarves and black outfits cluster around other tables, drinking … Continue reading

Of Cathedrals, Then and Now

Spain is filled with cathedrals.  Some are on the Camino.  For many Pilgrims, they are a welcome (visual) relief from the vast stretches of vineyards, olive groves and farmland.  For others, they are a source of spiritual inspiration or comfort; some attend the Pilgrim Mass.  And yet for others, the cathedrals are something to avoid. … Continue reading

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