Verity Travel Club Camino Talk

Posted January 16, 2013 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses

I’m doing a Free Camino talk tomorrow in Toronto at the Verity Club from 6-8pm.

Please message me if you are coming as it is a private club.

Buen Camino!

Sue

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Camino Event – Feb 6 in Aurora with Sue Kenney

Posted January 15, 2013 | by Sue Kenney | in Camino | no responses

Walking the Camino with Sue Kenney

Toronto Pilgrims Meeting March 2, 2013

Posted January 6, 2013 | by Sue Kenney | in Camino | no responses

Canadian Company of Pilgrims Meeting

A Full Day of Getting Back to “Basic Camino Information and Instruction”.  In response to many suggestions, the Toronto Chapter has prepared two information sessions on March 2, 2013. The first is directed to the novice pilgrim planning to travel the Camino for the first time.  Following the morning session, the second afternoon session will consist of our regular Spring Meeting.
SESSION ONE March 2, 2013 (9:00) St. Matthews United Church 729 St Clair Ave West  Cost $10 (to defray room rental and coffee break) LIMIT 40 PERSONS – PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Deadline February 25 2013. This session is geared to answer all the questions that each novice pilgrim has and will address…Camino Routes; What to Pack; What you should not pack; Where to start and how to get to/from your embarkation point; What you should expect in a Pilgrim’s Hostel; and The difference types of lodging. Veteran pilgrims and Hospitalero Volunteers will host this session.
Pre-Registration is required. To register email torontocamino@rogers.com to indicate your interest then mail $10per person (cheque –no cash) to: P. Sayer and Mail to 881 Donegal Ave. Oshawa Ontario L1J 6K4                          Dead line February 25 2013.
SESSION TWO (No cost, No pre-registration, Open to the general public/all are welcome) March 2, 2013 start 1:30- 4:00pm The Canadian Company of Pilgrims -Toronto Chapter- will be hosting their regular Spring Meeting on Saturday March 2, 2013 at St. Matthews United Church   (729 St Clair Ave West, Toronto).  Starting time is 1:30 sharp and all interested persons are welcome to attend. Parking is very limited so please consider the TTC.  Arrive early to complete applications for membership and credential requests. The 2½-hour meeting should be very exciting featuring a short presentation from MEC, Camino photographs, and information sharing for both the novice and veteran pilgrim.   Any questions regarding the spring meeting can be directed to Patrick at torontocamino@rogers.com If you wish be part of our meeting please contact Patrick.
We are asking for people to bring their Camino photographs, please contact Patrick to reserve a display table.   We are again looking for 2 or 3 pilgrims to “pack for the Camino” and bring their fully loaded packs to display exactly what they carried on “the way”. Contact Patrick for more details. If you have any gently used equipment that you want to donate for our “swap meet” please bring it to the meeting.  We also need general volunteers for the meeting’s various areas.
Please donate any canned or non-perishable food items at your local food bank; we do not have the facilities to transport these goods to a drop-off area.

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Next FREE Camino Conference Call January 31, 2013.

Posted December 28, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Camino | no responses

Free Camino Conference Call

 The Camino is the kind of life experience that offers you the chance to embark on a journey to a sacred path to practice this way of being. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a medieval pilgrimage route in Spain that people have been walking for over 1100 years. It’s origins are a Roman Catholic pilgrimage route, however, today pilgrims come from all different backgrounds and beliefs. It is open to everyone. For seven years now Sue Kenney has guided a group of pilgrims along the Camino for 11 days covering up to 225 kilometers. She is an expert pilgrim and has created this special journey for people who don’t want to go alone.
We held the first Camino Conference Call with Sue Kenney on December 27, 2012 and had a great response. Once again we are offering it for FREE. Learn all about the Camino and what to expect if you are thinking about walking with our group in May or September 2013 or if you choose to walk alone.
Thursday January 31st, 2013. 5:00-6:00 PM EST
Dial-in number from: Canada 1 213 289 3444  USA 1 415 363 0833
PIN: 199018
Calls can be placed from anywhere in the world and you will be charged the long distance fees by your local provider or the calling card service you use. Go to the website to get a list of Dial-in numbers from other locations in the world. You can also Skype into the call using these numbers. international dial-in numbers You will be asked to announce your name when you join the call. Everyone is welcome but please register prior to the call so we can get an idea of how many will be there. Email mycaminobook@gmail.com or join on Facebook.
For more information about the conferencing service go to their website. www.powwownow.com
Buen Camino, Sue

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Pilgrims Gathering

Posted November 19, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Camino | no responses

In March 2013 there is another pilgrim gathering of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. http://www.americanpilgrims.com/events/events_national.html

The 2013  Gathering of Pilgrims

Save the Date!

Tuesday, March 12 through Sunday, March 17, 2013            

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Blisters on the Camino

Posted November 17, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Blisters. Almost everyone gets them on the Camino. The trick is to keep your feet dry. For many years I avoided them completely by putting vaseline on my feet every morning and changing my socks partway through the day. (if you’re barefoot you don’t get them) n May each year I guide a group of pilgrims along the Camino, a medival route following the footsteps of millions of people. You’ll be guided to prepare for the journey physically, mentally and spiritually and learn expert tips. We’ll walk over 200 kilometers in 11 days together. If you want a package about estimated expenses, what’s planned and how to sign up contact me directly. Read about it http://lnkd.in/VhsnU4 It’s the journey of a lifetime.

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A Barefoot walk.

Posted November 11, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

This woman is a shepardess who takes people for a walk on her property, barefoot.

http://traveller.easyjet.com/features/2010/07/barefoot-walking-cumbria

Barefoot forever!

Sue

My first Camino was 11 years ago in November/December 2001

Posted November 11, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses

Are you thinking about walking the Camino pilgrimage in Spain or at home?

Posted November 7, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses

Walk back to what matters to you! Walk back to your true self!

Our next Your Camino Group Journey begins on May 19, 2013. Walk for 11 days on the medieval pilgrimage route in Spain with expert pilgrim Sue Kenney. Book by December 31st, 2012 and get 10% off coaching/guide fees.

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New Facebook Page for Camino Documentary

Posted November 6, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses

Las Pergrinas…the women who walk.

http://www.amazon.com/Las-Peregrinas-the-Women-Who-Walk/dp/B003JYU9X2/ref=pd_sim_mov_aiv_5

Las Peregrinas chronicles a group of first-time women pilgrims on their own individual journeys of self-discovery as they walk for 12 days on the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
The Camino is a path that people have walked for over 1100 years. Pilgrims of the past went to Santiago, because the remains of St James the Apostle were alleged to be buried there. They believed if they were closer to the remains of an apostle, they would be closer to God. Modern day pilgrims come from all over the world, from all denominations and cultures to walk the mystical path. This film questions what compels modern day women to voluntarily choose to suffer both the joys and anguish of walking hundreds, sometimes thousands of kilometers on a medieval pilgrimage route in search of something more? We ask: What compels women to voluntarily choose to suffer both the joys and anguish of walking hundreds of kilometers in search of something more? We follow this group of women on the Camino documenting various stages of their quest as they talk directly to the camera in daily diaries and in unguarded highly emotional moments. We are privy to their struggles and epiphanies as they journey.
Anita is a 44 year old business executive. First generation Canadian Italian, from a family of three daughters. She’s optimistic and ready for a possibly difficult journey, and ends up in deep introspection. It’s Anita who raises possibly the most interesting question on the journey; “How much do we have to suffer in order to be happy?” Mony is a 40 year old Lebanese, Canadian MBA, former business (or sales and marketing) exec in the software industry, and now a master pilgrim. She resigned from a lucrative position to walk the Camino in 2003 and then   continued on a 5000 kilometer walk for peace from Rome to Jerusalem with another pilgrim. Mony represents hard-core pilgrim values and struggles with her natural inclination to take charge. A soldier for peace, Margie is a 56 year old retired teacher and mother of five children. A strict Roman Catholic, she walked this pilgrimage to pray for her sister in law who has Breast Cancer and for the physical challenge of the journey. “Some people came on this journey to find out who they are, I know who I am.” She came not expecting to have a religious experience but winds up mothering, mentoring and teaching two pilgrims how to pray the rosary.   Anita Shuper is a 32 year old MBA graduate looking to find meaningful work, has survived ovarian cancer and saw this journey as an opportunity for personal growth. She’s subjected to a 15th century form of blister surgery, then finds herself in hysterical laughter. Naturally funny and a source of comic relief, Anita started this journey like it was a variation on the family vacation, and   nonetheless experiences what is possibly the most profound emotional and spiritual transformation of all the pilgrims.
Sue Kenney, 50 year old writer, speaker and expert pilgrim is on her fifth Camino to Santiago, Sue brings her natural hands-off approach to this diverse group of women. A pastor or guide, she keeps the pilgrims moving in the direction of Santiago while simultaneously giving them the freedom to choose their own path, allowing the Camino to deliver what each pilgrim needs. Balancing the delicate roles of Leader, Guide, Pilgrim and Director, Sue not only brings a unique perspective to the documentary, but is presented with the opportunity to deeply understand and integrate what it means to live her life purpose as one who inspires others. Sue is a mother of three grown daughters and an author of two books on the Camino.

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