Being Catholic: A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime?

It is hard to walk a 500-mile pilgrimage trail without thinking about religion. In 2012 (the year I walked the Camino) 93% of pilgrims who arrived in Santiago reported that their reason for walking was, at least in part, religious.

I was part of that 93%. Having been born Catholic, I knew it would always be part of my past, but I had long been wondering: would it be part of my future?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Leslie Quick says:

    Hi Rebecca ! Another thought provoking and good read on busted halo!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Have you decided which faith community you are going to ‘join’? Is it the U. U.?

  2. Glenda Beall says:

    I think I understand your search. Throughout my life I have searched and settled with different groups within the Christian community, but have ultimately left each one eventually. I admire your candid post and agree with what you say. Spirituality encompasses such a large part of who we are that it is hard to “hem it up” and make it a static part of us because we are continually evolving.

  3. Thanks Leslie and Glenda. I’m currently attending the Center for Spiritual Living in Asheville.

  4. Dave Nutting says:

    I followed a very similar path, Rebecca, trying different “flavors”, including none. In the end, I realized that I wasn’t missing anything in my Catholicism other than the right approach. I was invited to make a Cursillo several years ago and that turned out to be a life changer for me. My love for and appreciation of God (especially His amazing sense of humor!) has made all the difference… in everything! BTW, I’m planning on making a camino, as well.

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