El Camino de Santiago 2011
Even though it was not a holy year, The Camino had another great year. Pilgrims from around the world traversed the European continent on the way to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino, of course, is one of the three great Christian pilgrimages (the other two to Jerusalem and Rome).
The Germans were probably best represented of all the nationalities. This is because of the popular book on the Camino by famous comedian, Hape Kerkeling. The French and Spanish were next, followed by Italians. Curiously, the British were not there in great numbers. Perhaps their loyalty to Henry VIII still runs strong.
Americans have finally discovered the Camino. Further, the numbers will probably increase upon release of the film, The Way, with Martin Sheen.
The more pilgrims the better! That’s the Catholic way.