Ultreia! Onward! Progress of the Pilgrim
Edited by Robert Lawrence France. A pocket book of inspirational quotations collected from modern pilgrimage narratives that are meant to be read at select times during each day on the Camino.
Foreword by noted theologian Matthew Fox.
If you carry a sole book on your pilgrimage in addition to your travel guide, this should be the one.
Pilgrims struggling toward Compostela in medieval times would shout in chorus “E ultreia! E suseis! Deus aia nos!” (Onward! Upward! God help us!) as encouragement to keep moving ahead when facing burdensome difficulties. Today, modern pilgrims facing fatigue and discomfort still require such motivation to continue their forward progress. This compilation of over two hundred quotations drawn from over thirty contemporary sources offers new equivalents to the old pilgrims’ rallying cry. These quotations, arranged in sequence to be read at specific breaks during each day’s walk on pilgrimage, should serve to revive strength and enthusiasm and thus help inspire those wearing the scallop shell to achieve their physical goal of “hugging the apostle” upon reaching Santiago de Compostela.
£5.00 alone or £3.00 if purchased with Along the Way (complete proceeds of all sales are donated to CSJ)
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Along The Way: PILGRIMAGE SCENES FROM THE CAMINO FRANCES TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
By Robert Lawrence France (Revised Edition, 2021). Along the Way is unique among Camino publications in that it is part travelogue, part literary review, and part cultural commentary.
An updated version of the most comprehensive examination of the cultural phenomenon of the Camino, including the themes of adventure, joy, contact, and contemplation covered in published pilgrim narratives.
By including over a hundred photographs, the book remains one of the most detailed illustrated records of the pilgrimage in an inexpensive, non-coffee-table format. Many of the subjects covered, such as architectural appreciation, have seldom been discussed or shown before.
This Revised Edition does not alter the original book but is based on providing additional material presented on two new websites that have been specifically created. Covers of dozens of books and CDs that comprise the catholic scholarship in Along the Way are now presented in the overview and open-access website www.bestcaminobook.com. A second, book-enhanced website available through the publisher (Libri Publishing) contains new colour photographs and, in response to queries received from readers, a new rank-assessment of the novels written about the Camino.
£8 of each book sold is donated to the CSJ
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