Books by James Portelli

Camino de Santiago
A microcosm of life
ISBN: 9789995799519

Joseph’s daily journal on the Camino Francés is adorned in this book with a mosaic of history, geography, myth and legend that mingles with, defines and surrounds this journey of perennial significance. The hues and tones of the pilgrim’s ardour and emotion and the author’s personal perspectives unify this endeavour into ‘Camino de Santiago: A microcosm of life

Many stories have been written, and continue to be written, about the Camino de Santiago and Joseph’s story shares so much with the stories of other pilgrims. Yet, it is also unique in its own way. Each of our lives is, after all, a journey and the Camino is in many respects a version of it in miniature; a microcosm of life.

Retail Price: Euros 15

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Books by Johnnie Walker Santiago

Johnniewalker-santiago (John Rafferty) is a veteran pilgrim and Camino aficionado who has walked thousands of kilometres on pilgrim routes in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and beyond.

He writes guidebooks to Camino routes on a voluntary basis so that they can be provided at low cost to pilgrims. All proceeds are donated to the Confraternity of Saint James so that they can continue to provide help, information and support for pilgrims. His books are available via Amazon at:

Pilgrim Passport: Camino de Santiago

For those walking the Camino de Santiago we have a stock of pilgrim passports (Credencial) from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Inquiries:

Contribution: Euros 2 each.

Pilgrim Passport: Irish Caminos

For those walking the Irish Caminos we have a stock of pilgrim passports (Teastasl) from Ballintubber Abbey. Inquiries:

Contribution: Euros 5 each.