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Book Launch and Signing: "Camino Português: A Pilgrim's Journey" by Alda PetittiIntroduction by Silvia Oliveira, Ph.D.
Alumni Lounge, Roberts Hall
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908
Friday, April 27, 2012 @7:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the launch of
"Camino Português: A Pilgrim's Journey"
by Alda Petitti.
Ready for an adventure and a break from the everyday routine of her life, Alda Petitti embarks on a 10 day pilgrimage where she walks 150 miles from Porto, Portugal to Santiago, Spain. At the age of 57, she walks solo during the day encountering challenges and meeting other pilgrims along the route; and at the end of the day, she joins her husband, Ken, at historic small hotels where they experience the culture, cuisine, and architecture of the region. While walking the Camino she relearns some life lessons through meaningful and heartfelt experiences. (From the jacket)
About the Author: Alda Petitti
Alda Petitti was born in Faial, Azores and moved to the United States at the age of eight with her parents and sister. She is a certified public accountant and a tax director with a national accounting firm. She is married to Ken, and they reside in Providence, Rhode Island. They have two daughters, Lauren and Margo.
"The intrigue of walking the Camino originated with me about ten years ago. I had read a couple of books on the subject and added it to my "bucket list". I was fascinated with the idea of stuffing my belongings into a backpack and walking into the sunset with a map in hand and no schedule. Imagine, unplugging from the world and its responsibilities even if for a limited period of time. This was an adventure I wanted to experience, and finally got to experience.
Take the walk with me as I share my experiences that I hope in turn can help you along your own personal journey."