Online: Northern California Chapter, St. James’ Day Guest Speaker: Alexander Shaia

Jul 25, 2020 11:00AM—12:30PM


Northern California Chapter's Zoom Room

Event Contact Laurie Ferris | Email


Join us for a special presentation by Alexander John Shaia, internationally-sought speaker, author and guide who annually mentors a small band of pilgrims walking the Camino.

Every pilgrimage, as well as life journey, brings us four essential questions.

  • How do we face change?
  • How do we move through suffering?
  • How do we receive joy and know its meaning?
  • How do we mature in service?

On this Feast of St. James, we will mine his life to remember the promise and lessons we experience with each of the four questions as walk both an outer and an inner pilgrimage.

Alexander John Shaia was the guest speaker at our chapter’s 2019 St. James’ Day celebration and offered to speak again in 2020. He has been in quarantine in Spain since March due to the coronavirus, so he will be presenting from Muxía, Spain. He has graciously offered to donate a copy of his book, Returning From Camino, a poster, and remembrance bands for a drawing at the end of the presentation.

Alexander’s most recent book, Returning From Camino, is the first book to address the spiritual and psychological needs of a pilgrim upon returning home. For more information on Alexander’s life and work, see