Camino Garden Invitation
Over 250 people have registered for the 22km Camino Walk through three parishes of North Westmeath on Saturday 27 July 2013.
Intending pilgrims are invited to register before 12 noon on Thursday 25 July, Feast of St James. This will enable the organisers to prepare the pilgrim packs, organise the refreshment stops and co-ordinate bus transport.
Bookings may be made at the Parish Office (044) 9348338 firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of €10 towards the pilgrim pack provides the walker with their pilgrim passport, a scallop shell, hi-vis jacket and trail map. Those who wish to take the bus from Mullingar to Fore (at a €5 donation) are invited to park their cars in the Cathedral Grounds on Saturday not later than 08.20am as the last bus will leave at 8.30am.
Final Reminders for all who walk the Camino
* Those who arrive on the early buses on Saturday morning will have ample time to explore the Abbey.
* As we are walking in the spirit of a pilgrimage we ask that you disconnect from technology (mobile phones, cameras) so that we may connect on a deeper level with our fellow walkers and our monastic heritage. A prayer service and blessing will mark the start of the journey.
* Bring your Pilgim Passport and any money you may need. A safety vest, water-bottle and sunscreen are also recommended.
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