The following poem was carried by a South African Pilgrim and presented at Refugio Gaucelmo…
To the Pilgrim
from the day of your birth
you have been on the journey.
an encounter awaits you.
perhaps with your own self.
your steps will be your words
the journey your song
your fatigue your prayer
and your silence will at last speak,
with the others
but out of yourself
you that think yourself surrounded by unfriendliness
will find joy.
although your spirit may not know where
your feet will carry your heart.
another is coming to meet you,
and is searching for you
so that you can find Him in the sanctuary
at the end of the pilgrimage,
in the sanctuary deep inside your heart.