July 25, 2022 | Issue #14 – Proclaim the Kingdom
Issue #14 – 07/25/22 – For immediate release | Happy Feast Day of St. James (Santiago in Spanish)! The famous Camino in Spain is a journey across Spain to the Cathedral of Santiago, where the remains of St. James lie. This James is the brother of John, one of the Sons of Thunder. If you’ve been watching “The Chosen,” he’s the one they call “Big James.” He’s not too impressive yet, but after Pentecost, James evangelized Hispania, the Roman province which is now Spain. His patronage helped keep Spain Christian when the Muslims invaded, and hundreds of millions of people have travelled the Camino over the last 1,000 years to venerate his relics.
We could think of ourselves now as pilgrims on a camino. There are mountains to climb, dangers to avoid, wrong turns, scorching heat, and all manner of injuries. Every pilgrimage involves hardship. But there are also green hills, amiable companions, and the Blessed Sacrament in every town. It’s a long way to Santiago, but we are together on this path. Let us stay focused on the great Good, watch out for one another, and not lose heart before we reach our destination.
– Sheryl Collmer, editor, email@example.com
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