Thursday, March 4, 2021

El Camino - The Way #16

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.

Parish Courtyard

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.  

Deacon Dale