Sue Kenney will be at The Word on the Street

Posted September 16, 2013 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Sunday September 22, 2013.

Author Signing 

It’s the greatest literary event ever and I’ll be in Toronto at The Word on the Street on Sunday Sept 22. Booth 183.

Many years ago when it was on Queen St W I used to take my kids there. It’s the first time I have been a vendor since I became an author of the book My Camino in 2004. Now it’s in development as a feature film by Academy Award Nominated producer Item 7!

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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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90% more American pilgrims walking the Camino

Posted January 3, 2013 | by Sue Kenney | in Suseya | no responses

Read about how many pilgrims are walking the Camino from different countries. Spanish pilgrim numbers are down. Numbers of US pilgrims are up 90%!

I wonder how people are handling the journey back home.

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English Speaking Pilgrims on the Rise

Posted December 1, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Camino | no responses

There is a huge increase in English speaking pilgrims walking the Camino this year. A 90% growth in Americans, probably due to the movie The Way. (Can’t wait to see the impact of the movie version of My Camino!)

Pilgrims from English speaking countries
The increase in numbers from the English speaking countries continues to be a major talking point in camino circles. The United States increased by 1% again this month to surge further head of the others.

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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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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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8 Days of Inspiration

Posted December 31, 2011 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses

Camino BLOOPERS

FREE Offer. Beginning January 1st, 2012 you can download daily Chapters of My Camino audiobook for FREE! To get you started with laughter, here’s a short film about the Camino BLOOPERS during the recording session with Sue Kenney narrating the book. Enjoy the journey!

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