Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hospitalero training offered in October

I'm sure that we are all aware of the terrible train tragedy that occurred just before St. James Day, in Santiago de Compostela. Just as people were gearing up for a celebration, the entire city (and country) was thrown into grief. Now, more than ever, those of us who have enjoyed the hospitality on the camino are thinking of Spain and possibly returning once again.

If you would like to return and give back some of that magic to other pilgrims, we are offering another training session in London, Ontario. The training that we offer is a two day session, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and prepares you well for offering hospitality to pilgrims in both Spain and France.  The cost is $100, to offset the printing of handouts and all the food for the weekend. Just as the hospitalero is a volunteer position, the trainers volunteer their time to conduct this weekend.  And like many volunteer activities, we get so much out of it, and have the opportunity to relive the camino.
The training this year will be in London Ontario from October 25 - 27. Closest airport from the US is Detroit. Billeting will be found for those from out of town.  If there is a demand, we will  have another training in Victoria B.C. in the spring of 2014.

If you are interested in the training, please fill out the form found here. And if you have queries about the training, please direct them to Tom.

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