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My New Favorite Saint

Friend to Pilgrims on The Way

This is Santo Domingo de la Calzada  – my new favorite Saint.

Born in 1019 Domingo Garcia believed God had
called him to be a Monk. But he was thwarted by the monks in San Millan who were not inclined to accept this illiterate man. Their loss was our gain.

Domingo instead became a champion of the pilgrims and their safety and welfare on “The Way”. His life’s work became all about the pilgrims. He built bridges, hospitals and churches, many still available a millennium later for both pilgrims and non pilgrims.  He is revered by locals and celebrated by pilgrims and remembered fondly for his generous heart and humble service

Thanks Dom. I am grateful.

Buen Camino!


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