As I write this I am the beautiful mountain-top village of O’Cebreiro which has served Peregrinos since 836 AD. The church here is a ninth century Romanesque church that is the oldest extant church on the whole pilgrimage route. It was my privilege to have celebrated Mass tonight with my fellow Peregrinos and I’m in awe of the Benedictine monks and priests that have served here since the year 836. May God continue to bless them.
Today’s climb began at 600 m and the village stands at 1,300 m. We are surrounded by beautiful views of the Galician countryside and the climb up was breath-taking. Right now I’m in the home stretch because I’m 155.2 km (96.4 miles) away from Santiago! Let me know what you think of this beautiful place.