Cassino – Jerusalem: Day 6 Heremitage of Saint’Egidio

The Sanctuary’s accomodation

Departure: Castelpetroso – 11:29 am
Arrival: Heremitage of Saint’Egidio
Weather: Sunny
Distance of the day: 28,8 Km
Progressive km: 175,8
Moving Time
: 5h 08m

Elevation gain: 886 mt

“The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

I planned already that I would leave at a very convenient hour, I wanted to get back on track not before I had stored as much energy as possible in my body and in my mind. The warmth water of the showers in the Sanctuary‘s accommodations reinvigorated me, after only six days away from home a spring that could be adjusted at the simple touch of a hand was in my mind like the invention of the century. It is truly incredible how a journey of this kind, so far from modern standards of comfort, can reclassify within you the natural order of necessity in a man’s life. Few things during our existence can be considered really useful, and very few indispensable, the pilgrimage has managed to forge in my being the character of my origins. I was not becoming a new individual, but I was restoring to my body the spirit with which I felt most comfortable with and which seemed to have already belonged to me. Coming back to fully appreciate the little things, many of which you take for granted too often, that are due for our times and in our society. Socrates taught that the happy is the man who is pleased with little, the wealth cannot come from the things we possess, but from the nature of our being, all sentences that seem already formulated and already heard, but that we all tend to forget in our everyday existence. […]

Old railway on the road to Bojano (CB)


The story of day 6 continues in the book




Gpx Track Day 6

Total distance: 18.43 mi
Max elevation: 3865 ft
Min elevation: 1590 ft
Total climbing: 3570 ft
Total descent: -2554 ft
Average speed: 1.65 m/s
Total time: 08:24:36

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