For many years, Christians from all over Europe have traveled great distances to see the remains of Santiago (St. James) the Apostle in Compostela. Today the Camino has experienced a boom that goes beyond the Christian boundaries because many pilgrims travel its paths without faith as their reason for doing so., but it is becoming a spiritual experience for everyone. What is it that is attracting so many people today to do the Camino?
Recently, someone told me that God had created the Camino de Santiago a thousand years ago to be used today as a mode of evangelization in this secular time. When he said this we both got goose bumps and I took this as a sign that what he was saying was inspired by the Holy Spirit.