CHAPTER 6

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Free wine fountain at Bodegas Irache.

THE CAMINO TEACHES THE VALUE OF SHARING TO PILGRIMS. Pilgrims’ possessions are limited to what they can carry in a backpack. Perhaps because material possessions are so few, they seem less important. Sharing becomes a reaction and a habit.

Jo Anne, a pilgrim from the USA, learned a powerful lesson about sharing on her Camino: “For months before leaving for the Camino, I had a dream that I met a man on the Camino who had hurt his knee, so I gave him my hiking pole. I don’t hike with hiking poles because I have a bad arm, but I took two with me just because of my dream. On the Camino, I met ...

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