Robert Ward is the author of Virgin Trails: A Secular Pilgrimage, an agnostic's guide to the worship of the Virgin Mary. His writing has appeared in newspapers and journels including the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Queen's Quarterly. He has lived in Japan, traveled widely in Europe and Asia, and can muddle along in several languages.
All the Good Pilgrims
Robert Ward has always enjoyed travelling, especially on foot. When he discovered the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago in Spain, he felt compelled to walk and experience this historic road. From his first journey along the Camino de Santiago, Ward fell in love with the pace, landscape, history, art, and romance of this old pilgrimage path. Above all, however, Ward fell in love with the people of the Camino â€“ both the welcoming Spaniards and the pilgrims who come from all over the world to find out what it means to travel five hundred miles, one step at a time.
In All the Good Pilgrims, Ward returns to Spain to walk the Camino for the fifth time. He thinks he knows what heâ€™s getting into but, as his many Camino journeys have taught him, the Camino never runs out of surprises. Each day brings new lessons, friendships, questions, memories, gifts and challenges, reminding Ward that it isnâ€™t the pilgrim who walks the Camino â€“ itâ€™s the Camino that walks the pilgrim. An engaging travel narrative, All the Good Pilgrims is a personal and insightful tour of the Camino de Santiago, as Ward takes readers on a secular pilgrimage in which he reflects on his past journeys and contemplates the mysterious and enduring allure of this ancient and historic road.
All the Good PilgrimsÂ is rich in detail, including the history of the Templars, the Goose Game of Logrono, the Battle of Clavijo and legends of St. James the Moor killer...Â All the Good Pilgrims is a travel book supreme...