Camino Coincidences

As the founding member of APOC’s Old Pueblo Chapter, I have the honor of placing a scallop shell around the neck of each member Pilgrim prior to his or her departure for the Camino.

At our September, 2014 meeting, Malvina and I had the pleasure of presenting Father Bart Hutcherson with a scallop shell.  Father Bart was leaving for a sabbatical in Spain and then would be walking the Camino during the Spring of 2015.Father Bart cropped

On Sunday, June 7th I attended the Pilgrim’s Mass in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.  Being a Catholic I received communion during the mass.  To my surprise when I looked up to the priest who gave me the host, it was Father Bart!

Fast forward to the next Sunday, June 14th.  I unexpectedly found Malvina (my chapter co-coordinator) had just arrived in Santiago.  I sent her a message and Marcy and I met Malvina in Praza do Obradoiro and then onto one of the many cafés around the cathedral to toast our accomplishments.

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3 responses to “Camino Coincidences

  1. Small world! What a coincidence is right! BTW – do you hear anything about the young woman who has gone missing on the Camino? She is from AZ and walking from Pamplona. Last seen in Astorga.

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  2. It is great how like-minded friends come together Arlene!

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  3. Talk about the Camino providing, eh?! Excitement, experiences, surprises 🙂

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