Footsteps of Faith: My Journey on the Camino as a Catholic

Susan Jagannath
3 min readDec 5, 2023
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As a Catholic, the Camino de Invierno holds a special spiritual significance for me, deeply rooted in Christian tradition. The Camino, or ‘The Way’, is a network of pilgrimage routes leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where the remains of St. James the Apostle, one of Jesus Christ’s twelve disciples, are believed to be buried. This is known as the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James.

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Exploring the Centuries-Old Pilgrimage Tradition

The tradition dates back to the early Middle Ages, if not earlier. It gained popularity as a significant religious journey in the 9th century after the discovery of what were believed to be the remains of St. James. For centuries, Christians all over Europe have traveled these routes as an act of penance, devotion, and spiritual growth.

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Traversing the Historical and Spiritual Landscape



Susan Jagannath

I escaped corporate to travel, have adventures, write bestsellers, and help others to publish.