A group of IVE seminarians and young lay men have set out to walk the Camino (“the Way”) this summer through France and northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela (this tourism site about the Cathedral, includes excellent “virtual tours”; UNESCO World Heritage page offers further resources).

Following the footsteps of millions of pilgrims who have made this pilgrimage since the ninth century, they will end at the shrine of St. James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela for his feast day, July 25.

This group of young men are truly “our brothers” in a double way — the IVE seminarians (Institute of the Incarnate Word) are the male branch our religious family with whom we share twin constitutions and the same charism and founder; and within the group, six of the pilgrims are the brothers of six of our sisters (one priest, one seminarian, one minor seminarian, and three lay pilgrims!).

Their adventures can be followed on their blog Go Camino, complete with photo gallery and frequent postings.  May St. James and Our Lady of Pillar guide and protect them in this journey to give thanks and glory to God!