To leave town, we follow the River Segre. Walking along the river path with the Segre on our left, we pass under the railway bridge and after the Pardinyes bridge. After the bridge, stairs take us to street level. Orange arrows and a signal post tell us that we are on the right direction. We go on parallel the river Segre taking the old road to Granyena. Turn 90 degrees to the right and after crossing the channel, turn to the left. We approach the river gates that are to our left. Go straight about 500 m. We turn right and cross the railroad tracks. Once we arrive at the Avenue of Industria we take a left and after we turn right into Mies Enginyer Street. After 750 m and after crossing a road bridge, we find ourselves at the end of the industrial zone, once again surrounded by ploughed fields.
We continue onto el camino de Alcoletge. We keep on the road and we leave a stone and sand quarry on the left. We carry on walking on the road, without taking any diversion. There is a junction in our path: we turn to the right. We arrive at a bridge to cross A-2 highway. Once we have crossed the bridge, we turn right on a road, in a straight angle, and we carry on walking some meters to find the path that turns left. We take it and continue walking straight on.
There are some long barns on the right. Reaching an electricity post, our path leads us to another way, but we continue straight on. We cross a path. We carry on in order to find another asphalt road that we turn right. Our path continues on the left. We arrive at a junction: we take the right way.
We cross a road perpendicular to ours. Going straight ahead and ignoring adjacent roads, we reach a crossroads and continue towards Mollerusa. We arrive at a bridge over the A-2. We cross and leave the A-2 behind. Our path leads to another that we take to our right, and that leads us to Bell-lloc d’Urgell.
The road ends at calle Vilanova de la Barca. Fifty metres to our right there is a railway line. Having reached the village of Bell-lloc, turn right to pass the train tracks. We continue straight on calle Mina, diagonally across the plaza. Turn right down calle Pau Casals and then left down calle Urgell. We reach the end of the street and we find the N-II road. We see the church of San Miquel on our right and we continue straight. Next to the restaurant Bòria we find a water source. We go straight and, once in the roundabout, we cross it straight ahead and we take a dirt road, leaving the paved road to our right. At both the first and second forks, we go to the left and we approach the railway. We cross the tracks and continue straight, approaching the A-2. We join a dirt road on our right that runs parallel to the highway and leads us to a farm (El Molinet) and a bridge to pass over the A-2.
After the bridge turn right and in a few meter take again a right turn to enter in another dirt road. At the fork once more to the right. Go on straight on this road that takes us close to a solar power plant. Always straight leaving the solar panels onto our left and at the next junction we take right. Within a few meters we turn left and we reach the Urgell water channel. We cross it and we keep walking straight. At the next junction we take a left and we are already reaching El Palau d’Anglesola. Keep always straight and we will reach a roundabout that we cross in a little angle on the left; we have already arrived at Palau d’Anglesola. We enter via San Roc Avenue, which becomes Font Street and leads directly to the main square.
Refugio de Peregrinos . c/ Mayor 19. Tel: 973 196 011
City Hall . Plaza Mayor, s/n Tel: 973 560 100. They offer some kind of shelter.
Taxi Miquel Bosch . Tel: 636 213 070
City Hall . Tel: 973 601 314.
Eurotaxi Albert . Tel: 619 605 805
Pensión Sant Antoni** . C/ Sant Antoni, 7. Tel: 973 602 158.
Refugio Peregrinos . Amics del Camí, firstname.lastname@example.org Telf. 629 68 40 63 http://amicsdelcami.elpalaudanglesola.cat/
BELL-LLOC D’URGELL: This small village provides a restaurant, a supermarket, a pharmacy, a health centre and a bank.
PALAU D’ANGLESOLA: This town of 2,000 inhabitants has its origin in an Arab palace that passed into Christian hands in 1085. The castle – palace was renovated in the seventeenth century. Here we can find a restaurant, supermarket, pharmacy, bank and health centre.
Notes: Throughout the “fourth week” of the Spiritual Exercises we keep up the same positive spirit, especially because we now contemplate God’s life in all its fullness. There is nothing that can hinder our journey to freedom and eternal happiness since we are grounded in God’s love. Live this final week filled with grace and light. We rejoice in every flower, bird, smile, and shaken hand. Remember the “introductory prayer” before each prayer period, and continue it during the day. Pay attention to the final colloquy: we enter into the interior knowledge of the risen Jesus who strengthens our commitment to eternal life. This we discuss with our “friend” Jesus in the colloquy at the end of prayer as well as during the day.
Grace: I ask the Father for this gift: to be able to enter into the joy of the risen and victorious Christ. To contemplate the fullness of life that Jesus has achieved for us. To rejoice deeply with Christ, with Mary, and all his disciples.
Reflections: We focus our contemplation today on the wonder of the Resurrection. It took the disciples many days to understand the experience of Jesus’ full risen Life. Stay close to Mary Magdalene, the woman who loved Jesus so deeply. Experience her distress. Try to feel as she did, once she has lost the only purpose for her life. And be there with her at the moment of her discovery. The world rejoices with her. Feel the fear and guilt of the disciples when the risen Jesus returns to the upper room where they used to gather together. See the place and be one of them. Experience the wonder of the Resurrection.
Jesus comes today to our personal desperation, to that dark room where we have enclosed our most difficult moments. He wants to heal all our personal deaths and losses, restoring us to life. Jesus no longer permits our suffering. He is Life and He wants to release us from our personal tomb. Listen to the voice of Jesus calling you to come forth as Lazarus did. Be conscious of His presence walking with you and telling you: “awake from your death for I am indeed alive!”
As always, Ignatius invites us to put ourselves inside these incredible scenes. Allow these familiar resurrection stories to play out within your own heart as you put yourself into the scene. Make use of nature’s many delights to help you. As Ignatius wrote his Spiritual Exercises he no doubt recalled the most enjoyable days of his pilgrimage to Montserrat, and everything there that brought him joy. In this fourth week, “I will make use of light and the pleasant features of the seasons, like refreshing coolness in summer or the sun’s warmth in winter, as far as I think or imagine that this will help me rejoice in Christ my Creator and redeemer.”
John 20:11-18. With Mary Magdalene I hear my own name, and respond with joy.
John 20: 19-23. The fear, guilt, and confusion of Jesus’ ten companions in the upper room are familiar since I have felt them all. It is into just such a personal place that He wants and needs to come. I welcome Him and receive His gifts: peace, joy, mission, His life-giving Spirit, His forgiving heart.
John 11:17-44. Jesus said: “I am the Resurrection and the life…do you believe this?” Jesus called: “Lazarus, come out!” Lazarus heard himself called from death to life, from being bound up to being set free. Lying on the ledge in the tomb, I ponder my own small deaths and all that limits my freedom.
Final colloquy: At this stage of our inner pilgrimage, we are accustomed to walk with our friend and Lord Jesus Christ, speaking freely as one friend does to another. If you honestly feel the strength and grace to do so, invite Jesus to accept you under His banner, and thus to build God’s Kingdom at His side. Finish with the “Our Father.”