Good day, pilgrims. I am pleased to announce the Northern California 3rd annual St. James Day presentation on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 AM (PDT). This year, guest speaker Alexander Shaia joins us via Zoom for a thought-provoking topic:
Whether an Outer Pilgrimage or an Inner One – St James Leads the Way
Every pilgrimage, as well as life journey, brings us four essential questions.
How do we face change?
How do we move through suffering?
How do we receive joy and know its meaning?
How do we mature in service?
On this Feast of St. James, we will mine his life to remember the promise and lessons we experience with each of the four questions as walk both an outer and an inner pilgrimage.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (PDT)
Join the Northern California chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino for a special presentation by Alexander John Shaia, internationally sought speaker, author and guide who annually mentors a small band of pilgrims walking the Camino.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Alexander was the guest speaker at our chapter’s 2019 St. James Day celebration (see Cultivating Camino Community) and offered to speak again in 2020. He has been in quarantine in Spain since March due to the Coronavirus, so he will be presenting from Muxia, Spain. He has graciously offered to donate a copy of book, Returning From Camino, a poster, and remembrance bands for a drawing at the end of the presentation.
Alexander’s most recent book, Returning From Camino, is the first book to address the spiritual and psychological needs of a pilgrim upon returning home. For more information on Alexander’s life and work, see www.Quadratos.com
Join the Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino for a special presentation by Alexander John Shaia, internationally sought speaker, author and guide who annually mentors a small band of pilgrims walking the Camino.
See latest books by Dr. Shaia and learn about St. James Day special offers below.
Returning From Camino (2019, 2nd Edition)
Whether you are a pilgrim on the Camino, or elsewhere in the world, this is the first guidebook that physically, mentally and emotionally prepares you to return home.
“I wish this book had existed when I walked my first Camino!”
Lydia B. Smith – Producer/Director of the Documentary:
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
“Dr. Shaia gives us back our central sacred text, the Four Gospels, not as conflicted and faulty historical records, but as a vibrant, luminous path of transformation.”
— Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of California
For more information on Alexander’s life and work, see www.Quadratos.com
St. James Day Patch Special:
The most colorful patches on the Camino are now 7 for $25! Plus get free shipping through July 31, 2020. Select 7 Patches for 25 and use code FREESHIP25.
Choose 2020, 2019 (2 for 1), or the original design with no date. To mix and match, just write the quantity of each design in order note.
About the patch: I design the patches to put on my own backpack and to share with other Camino enthusiasts. There has been a different patch for each year since 2016, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. I only do a special once a year.
See more options at: Etsy.com/shop/caminoprovides
Northern California Chapter T-Shirts
NorCal T-Shirts in lightweight tri-blend fabric with the shell design on front and “Solvitur Ambulando – It is solved by walking” on the back.