Many people are familiar with the Camino de Santiago in the north of Spain but did you know that Limerick has its very own Camino? A special pilgrimage route between Limerick and Killaloe, along a portion of a path called the Lough Derg Way has been inaugurated by the Dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe. The route is called the Limerick–Killaloe Camino. The word ‘camino’ is the Spanish word for road.
Now a special booklet has been published to guide pilgrims along the Way.
A pilgrimage that is a walk often is called a ‘camino’, after one of the most famous pilgrimage routes: the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, in northwest Spain. It consists of a network of routes that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where there is a shrine of Saint James the Great, one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus.
Each of the stops on this Camino has a description in this booklet, along with a Bible passage and a prayer or a song to accompany it.
At the rear of the booklet is a chart so that you can record when you complete each leg of the journey. This book has been purposely designed to assist readers with perceptual disorders such as Irlen Syndrome and Dyslexia.
This booklet is a project of the joint Cathedral Chapter of the two Cathedrals at either end of the Camino: Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe. It is dedicated to the memory of Archdeacon Wayne Carney of the Diocese of Killaloe, Church of Ireland, a former member of the Chapter before his untimely death in the summer of 2020.
The Limerick–Killaloe Camino meanders through seemingly ‘ordinary’ surroundings, but you are invited to venture along this path as a pilgrimage: to find here connections to the eternal truths in the midst of which we all live.
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