ROOSTER IN THE CATHEDRAL: REFLECTIONS OF A PILGRIM WHILE WALKING TO SANTIAGO

Author: Paul A. Myers

Synopsis: What does it mean to be a pilgrim? To walk in these modern times over an ancient way? To cross two countries, walking every day through rain or shine, with blisters on your feet, over mountains and dusty plains? Paul Myers decided to join company with the thousands who walk the ancient pilgrimage route that leads to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He became a pilgrim. Yet, often the author was alone for miles with only his thoughts. He tells us about some of these. We observe the varied landscape with him and meet some of his fellow travellers. We discover the difference between wide open skies and touristy towns. We see the various churches, including the cathedral with its famous rooster. But most of all, we contemplate life with him as he steps along with his walking stick. He muses of his youth and the ability to pack light. He thinks of his friends and songs that he loves. He contemplates loves and hates, successes and failures, courage and fears, and broaches mysteries of the human journey.

Down to earth, informed, provocative and often funny. A pilgrimage is shared, all the good and the bad, and as we go forward with Myers to the end of this journey, we discover something about our own life journey.

Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir, Religion

Published in: 2009

No. of Pages: 161

ISBN: 9781896754789