I’m happy to announce the 2nd annual St. James Day Celebration held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Piedmont, California. This year, we are honored to have guest speaker Alexander Shaia give a thought-provoking presentation on the topic:
St James: The Despairing Evangelist Who Becomes An Inspiring Pilgrim – A Story for Today
Have you walked, or ever had the calling to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain? One of the three major Christian pilgrimages together with Rome and Jerusalem, the Camino follows various ancient paths to the tomb of St James located in the crypt of the Santiago Cathedral. Santiago de Compostela is in the province of Galicia, Spain’s Northwest corner.
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.
Alexander will give an overview of St. James’ life and spirituality as well as speak of pilgrimage as a contemporary rite of passage and an extended practice of mindfulness. Alexander’s most recent book, Returning From Camino released (2018) in English, has already been translated into Spanish, German and Hungarian. It is the first book to address the spiritual and psychological needs of a pilgrim upon returning home. Alexander’s books will be available for purchase (cash or credit card) after the talk, and he will be delighted to sign them.
Presentation will be on Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:00 – 9:30 PM
6:00 PM Potluck for Northern California pilgrims and guests (Details have been sent to Northern California email subscribers)
7:45 PM Doors open to the public
8 – 9 PM – Presentation by Alexander Shaia, book signing to follow
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Gibson Center
322 St. James Drive, Piedmont, CA 94611
A free parking lot is located at the Corpus Christi school behind the church at 1 Estates Drive. As always, we encourage carpools, public transportation and Lyft or Uber.
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