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Take A Special Journey with Author Sheila Kogan

“Pilgrim” usually conjures up images of big buckles and collars accented with funny hats. But living right here in the Bay Area is a woman whose own pilgrimage took her to the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Sheila Kogan has compared walking the Camino road to the trails at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos which is hosting a book signing for Found Along the Way: Stories From the Camino De Santiago.

A Special Journey with Author Sheila Kogan will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 15 in the Gellert Rotunda at the Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Free to the public, the book signing will feature discussions by Ms. Kogan, Fr. John Author, S.J. as well as a wine and cheese reception.

Translated as the Way of St. James, Camino Santiago became an important pilgrimage path of medieval Christianity after the discovery of James of Zebedee's relics at the beginning of the 9th century. Ms. Kogan is one of the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who has completed the 500-mile route.

Found Along the Way is a compilation of stories from Ms. Kogan’s 6-week pilgrimage that she bravely took on alone, without a cell phone but armed with a belief that God was leading her. With her 60th birthday in the rearview mirror, the pilgrimage for this Jewish Catholic skeptic literally included everything from soup to nuts with a song and a sandal thrown in.

Guests must RSVP for the books signing by December 13. To respond or for more information about A Special Journey with Author Sheila Kogan and the Jesuit Retreat Center, contact Dyane Hendricks at or visit

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