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Sanjiva Wijesinha - No longer strangers, a Pilgrim story of deep connection on the Camino

December 05, 2021 Leigh Brennan Season 2 Episode 1
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Sanjiva Wijesinha - No longer strangers, a Pilgrim story of deep connection on the Camino
Show Notes

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2! 

Camino Pilgrim, Sanjiva, is a doctor in Melbourne, Australia and he walked the Camino with his adult son, Shivantha. He later wrote about this journey in the Camino memoir, Strangers on the Camino. In this interview, you will hear several unique tips for walking a pilgrimage. You will also hear how the Camino transformed a Dad and Son relationship into one with deeper friendship, increased love, and respect for one another. If you are planning on walking a Camino with someone, you’ll benefit from hearing how they approached their walk and how those approaches strengthened their relationship and enriched their walk. I love how Sanjiva’s pilgrimage shows how one man went from being a stranger to a deep friend to his son, to Spain, to Catholicism, to the people he met along the way during and after his pilgrimage. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did!

To connect with Sanjiva:

Shivantha's speech at the book launch of Strangers on the Camino:

Link to purchase Strangers on the Camino:

Sanjiva's  article 'The Camino - a Way back for Veterans' that was published in the Journal of Military and Veterans Health

Sanjiva's website

To connect with Leigh:
The Camino Cafe Music Credit:

Original Song  -  "Finnis Terre"  - written and performed by Jackson Maloney - Pilgrim, Singer, Musician, and Songwriter.

Connect with Jackson:

The Camino Cafe Pilgrim Family:

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