husband, my daughter, and I embarked upon the journey of a lifetime early this
summer from June 13 through June 23, 2015. In celebration of our 30th wedding
anniversary, we set out to walk the last leg of the Portuguese Way of the
Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The route began in Tui, Spain with its
destination ending in Santiago de Compostela, traditionally the location of the
crypt and remains of St. James, the Apostle. This segment of the Camino is approximately
history of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela dates back well over 1000 years
with Christians making this pilgrimage since the Middle Ages.
What does a Carmelite nun who lived during the late 1800s in France
have to do with overcoming the obsession thoughts and/or compulsions that are
symptomatic of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? St. Therese (1873-1897), whose writings
composed the beautiful autobiography “The Story of a Soul”, died of
tuberculosis as a young adult, yet her message endures to this day. She was declared a Doctor of the Catholic
Church in 1997 because of her simple yet profound approach to the spiritual
Do you face an impossible situation that appears to be hopeless?
Do you have feelings of desperation, depression, and even thoughts of giving up?
Situations crop up in many people's lives that appear to have no relief in sight. However you are not alone, there is a saint in the Catholic Church that endured multiple lost causes. Although her experiences occurred hundreds of years ago, her methods of overcoming are still applicable for us today. And they are quite simple with help from God.