The other day, I had the opportunity to watch The Way. The glorious thing about half-days at work with dentist appointments is that you end up having some time to watch Catholic movies! 😀 lol
The Way is about a father losing his son who was on a pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago (“the way of St. James”), which is an 800km path beginning in France and ending in Spain where St. James is buried.
Because of the death of his son and learning more about El Camino, the father is motivated to complete the pilgrimage. Along the way (pun intended), he meets and travels with other pilgrims who are on El Camino for their own motivations.
While not as full of action and drama as For Greater Glory, which I saw last weekend, I thought that The Way was good. It showcases many of the sites along El Camino and the journey from town to town that the pilgrims have to make. And I think it also does a good job of developing the theme of the universality of the Church and her knack for drawing in outsiders as you see the characters develop in the movie.
Though it is a good story, probably the one take away from The Way is that it really makes me want to go on that pilgrimage myself!
So, I’ve added that to my bucket list.
Anyway, I recommend it! The movie!…I’ll get back to you on if I recommend going on the pilgrimage after I have first-hand experience. 😉
Faith. Hope. Charity. Buen Camino.