600km Walking Pilgrimage through Spain

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on September 2 2008

From the moment I discovered an ancient pilgrimage path in Spain in June last year, the attraction of walking hundreds of kilometres towards an assured destination grew on me daily. My eagerness to go on a month-long journey on foot across the steep slopes, lush valleys and forests of the Pyrenees, and through countless small towns and villages, was part of a subconscious quest to find depth and meaning in my life. At the age of 33, I was approaching – prematurely, perhaps – what seemed to be a mid-life crisis.

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Letter from Quebec: Preserving Heritage

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on November 8 2008

'TRAVEL is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living,' wrote Miriam Beard. Life in Quebec is now my teacher, pointing out my knowledge gaps and honing my ideas of living - be it language, culture, life-skills, or the environment.

Denise Chng Lisan

Pilgrim´s Blessings

Posted by Denise CHNG Lisan On Sunday, October 07, 2007

This is dedicated to Herman, my friend, whose dream is to walk the same path to Santiago. I attended the Pilgrim´s night prayer yesterday evening....and here are the words!

"God, our Lord,

We ask you to bless these children of yours who are on a pilgrimage to Compostela

Be for them companion on their way,

guide at the crossroads,

shelter on the road,

shade in the heat,

light in the darkness and

comfort in their weariness.

So that, through your guidance,

they arrive safely at the end of their way,

enriched with grace and virtue,

return home healthy and full of joy.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


2 Response to 'Pilgrim´s Blessings'

  1. Anonymous Said,'> 7 October 2007 at 19:29

    Thanks Denise!
    I hope one day I can visit the path you have accrossed :-)
    You always be in my pray :

    May God strengthen your feet
    May God be light of your steps
    May God lighten your burden
    May God strenghten you faith



  2. Denise Said,'> 7 October 2007 at 23:37

    Thanks Herman. =)


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