Emilio Estevez has written a produced a movie about a father whose son dies on the The Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James). The father, played by Martin Sheen (whose stage surname was taken in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen) takes his sons ashes and completes the walking pilgrimage in his honor. It’s about his journey and those of the pilgrims he encounters.
The Way comes to theaters on October 7. Check the movie website for a theater near you.
The Way Movie Trailer
Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago for more than 1000 years. The Way of St James is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and ending at the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela in northwesternSpainat the tomb of St. James. The most popular route is the Camino Francés, nearly 500 miles long, from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in Fance to Santiago in Spain and generally takes several weeks to complete. The terrain is not arduous and can be undertaken at most age levels.
For more information about the Camino de Santiago including pictures, maps, advice from those who have undertaken the pilgrimage and resources for planning your own, check out these websites.
Confraternity of St.James http://www.csj.org.uk/
Pilgrimage to Santiago http://www.caminodesantiago.me/
The Camino Frances http://www.caminosantiagocompostela.com/