Cruz de Ferro (the highest point of the Camino).

Cruz de Ferro (the highest point of the Camino). An update from Margo- aka Niall’s Camino Support Team!

Today Niall reached the Camino’s highest point Cruz de Ferro, one of the pilgrim trail’s most sacred spots.

Niall at Cruz de Ferro, the highest point of the Camino.

Niall at Cruz de Ferro, the highest point of the Camino.

Like most Pilgrims who carry letters, stones, jewellery, poems etc. Niall carried a rock from Ronnie’s home in Dunlavin with him all 540kms to La Cruz de Ferro. We said a little prayer, lit a candle and left his rock on the hill below the cross.

Leaving a Stone from Dunlavin on the Camino

 It is believed that by carrying the stone through El Camino, all your losses, sins, pain, sorrows, weaknesses, insecurities, unanswered prayers etc. are symbolically embedded within it during the walk. By leaving it behind in La Cruz de Ferro, you shed those things we no longer need to “carry” through life.

 

 

 

Niall broke the 600km milestone today. Onwards and upwards to the End of the Earth for Ronnie and Brain Tumour Ireland.