I received word tonight Father Jose Maria, caretaker of San Juan de Ortega, has passed away.
What a wonderful man: Revived the Camino, offered refuge to us Pilgrims, served us Garlic Soup, and took the time to speak to us. I was awed when meeting him and will not forget his kindness. Here's the link to the post I did during my Camino.
San Juan de Ortega
Jurgen is sitting with him on the park bench.
One of my other walking companions was kind enough to tell him, in Spanish, for me, how grateful I was for the work he had done in getting the Camino revived.
I think of him often and will include him in my prayers. My dear and beloved St. James, please walk with him and share with thim all the blessings we are sending his way.
Gracias Padre, Vaya Con Dios!