As some of you may know, I will be heading out of the country FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER on June 27th until August 5th on a pilgrimage called "El Camino de Santiago" or The Way of St. James, specifically The French Way. I will be traveling solo as well.
"The Camino is known in English as the Way of St James. All Camino pilgrimage routes lead to Santiago de Compostela as this is where the remains of St James, (Santiago), were discovered in the ninth century. The pilgrimage was popular in the 10th, 11th and 12th century and then slowly declined in popularity.
By the 20th century, almost no one was walking any of the routes. Then in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the route became of interest to a few. They began to write and map the routes again.
In the 21st century, the idea of a pilgrimage is perhaps quaint. However, the exertion of walking for a month and being disconnected to modern devices is immensely liberating."
During my trip I will also be spreading the ashes of my deceased mother in Finisterre, Spain or "The End of the Earth" which is at the end of my pilgramage.
I am asking for a small amount of money to help me with my journey. The money will be used for food, shelter, and any other circumstances that may come along (i.e. emergencies, new socks, etc.).
I appreciate you for taking the time out to read this! If you have any other questions about my pilgramage or would like to donate non-monetary gifts, please feel free to email me!
Matthew David Sparks
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