'I WON'T BE ALONE': Crestview man's spiritual quest leads to Spanish pilgrimage, scholarship fundraiser

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 04:32 PM.

HIKING THE CAMINO

The idea of hiking the Camino de Santiago started with discovering “The Way,” Emilio Estevez’s film about the pilgrimage, Driver stated in his blog, fromcouchtocamino.blogspot.com.

Later he discovered a cross that Joel gave him is the Cross of St. James, a symbol of the Camino de Santiago.

More connections followed.

The 110-kilometer route Driver will hike is the Camino Inglés, “the English route,”which Irish, English and Scandinavian pilgrims traditionally followed after arriving at the port of Ferrol.

While visiting Ireland earlier this year, he learned Irish pilgrims would gather at St. James’ Gate in Dublin before embarking on their pilgrimages to Santiago, the saint’s name in Spanish.

Driver promptly bought the credentials book — pilgrims obtain passport-style stamps at villages they pass through — and got it stamped at St. James’ Gate.



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