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Man on Pilgrimage of Thanks after Recovery from Car Crash is Run Over

And killed after only a mile into his journey. How very unfortunate:

A year earlier, he had been injured in a road accident and made a full recovery.

So the man decided to make a pilgrimage to a shrine to give thanks for his survival – only to be knocked down and killed by a car less than a mile into his trek.

The 40-year-old Spanish man died instantly after being hit by the vehicle just 20 minutes into his journey.

Two women walking with him were also killed in the accident.

The pilgrim left his home in the town of Ordes, in north-west Spain, on Saturday morning.

He planned to walk the 20 miles to Caion so that he could give thanks at the shrine of the Virgin Mary.

A spokesman for Ordes town hall told French news agency AFP: ‘He had been injured in a road accident a year earlier and wanted to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for making a full recovery.

‘But he was tragically hit by a car barely a mile into his journey and died instantly.

‘Two women walking with him, believed to be his aunts, were also killed.’

It is thought the three victims were making the journey as part of a group of six pilgrims.

An Ordes police spokesman said the driver of the car had probably fallen asleep at the wheel and that an investigation into the accident had been opened.

The above was here.

7 thoughts on “Man on Pilgrimage of Thanks after Recovery from Car Crash is Run Over

  1. So much for “pilgrimages”!

    Luther’s early pilgrimage to see Rome was a great providence of God, however, in the negative direction…. he saw the reality of Rome then (before the Reformation), not so good! But the Lord had mercy for Luther, and a plan and providence for him…the Reformation!

    1. Sadly, whatever moral reform Francis may have brought? It has now eroded badly! The RCC has simply lost the ball on moral theology, at least in the pastoral authority and implementation! The recovery of the “kerygma” and the preaching of the Gospel must be renewed!

  2. That’s a different issue. Luther’s reforms have been distorted as well, maybe even more so. What Church has moral authority? I hear the Gospel each week in my parish, however I agree that reform is always needed as some Bishops have made a mess of things; in Boston we have a very good Bishop right now, much better than his predecessor.

    1. I grew-up Irish Roman Catholic in Dublin Ireland, in the 50’s and early 60’s, then the Catholic Church actually had a sense of the moral authority of God! And my first biblical sermon I heard (6 years old) was that God Incarnate died for my sins! Thankfully too some Roman Catholic theolog’s have re-discovered Luther! See the French Catholic Fr. Daniel Olivier’s book: Luther’s Faith, The Cause of the Gospel in the Church. Fr. Olivier was a professor at the Catholic University in Paris (70’s and 80s).

  3. I agree fully that Luther was a brilliant theologian albeit with a quirky personality. It’s just a shame that schism resulted and persists today. BYW I grew up in the reformed Congregational here in New England in the 50 and 60s. The church today is not the same as the church I grew up with. I entered the RCC in 2008.
    Thanks for the book recommendations.

    Peace of Christ

    1. I agree about the sad state of schism, but sometimes it just must be! Yes the so-called Judeo-Christian culture has changed certainly since our time. I am friendly really with much of Roman Catholicism, however I cannot follow the papal doctrines. I did one of my doctorates on Luther, so I am famillar with some of his “quirky” aspects. He simply lived in a very different time. And Luther’s conversion certainly became hurricane like! This with his sort of theological-biblicism, draws me also. I too had a Augustinian conversion many years ago (over 40 now)..amazing grace!

      PAX

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