Walking through all the villages gave us the chance to see many small churches - those in the distance we simply walked past - in the villages a chance to walk inside to visit. Always time for a prayer inside the church - those prayers added to the dozens of prayers spoken as we walked. During Lent - always opportunities for extra prayers - a simple Glory Be - Hail Mary.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
El Camino - The Way #16
City of Navarrete - Welcome
An early arrival - time to wander here - visit some local sights after checking in at today's albergue. Time to relax - a glass of wine - Tappas - waiting for dinner time. More quiet time for reflection - prayers - listening to God. Lent is an excellent time to pause and listen - to God -your heart - your thoughts. In Spain or at home - take advantage of this gift.
Arlene checking her map
Plenty of time to visit the local church. In this part of Spain the locals stay up late at night - sleep late into the morning - not up again until 10:00 AM. Daily Mass here not scheduled until the evening at 8:00 PM
Saint Mary's Parish A lot of gold surrounds the altar
Saint Mary Parish
Weekday Mass 8:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM Visiting hours 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM a
4 hour break then open again 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM The locals attend evening Mass for about 30 minutes - then head to local restaurants for a routine late dinner. In Lent attending daily Mass - a gift.