Who is Saint James?

The Camino de Santiago is the Way of St. James. But who is St. James? Discovering the answer is more complicated than you might imagine. FULL VIDEO HERE! James in the Bible Just like today, in New Testament (NT) times some names were more popular than others. Hence, there are a lot of Johns, Marys, … Continue reading Who is Saint James?


Compostelas, Credencials, and Certificates

In the beginning, Camino pilgrims brought back a scallop shell back from Santiago as proof of their pilgrimage. Once people started scalping (scalloping?) them, though, more authoritative means were required for proof. This began as letters of authentication which eventually evolved to certificates of completion of which there are now many. To make things more … Continue reading Compostelas, Credencials, and Certificates