FERDINAND SOLER

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Pilgrim, voluntary and lecturer

Born in Paris on July 31, 1969.

1996 (February 21 - May 5): First Pilgrimage with foot until Compostelle from Paris; by Chartres, Tours, Poitiers, Saintes, Soulac, Biganos, Dax, Roncesvalles (Roncevaux), Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, Sahagún, León, Ponferrada, O Cebreiro, Sarria, Arzúa and Santiago de Compostela.

1996 (August - september) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

1997 (september - october) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

1997 : Member of the l'"Archicofradia Universal del Glorioso Apostol Santiago"

1998 (june 25 - august 25) : "hospitalero voluntario" helping Madame Debril (R.I.P.) during 2 month, in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Pyrénées Atlantiques / France).

1998 (september - october) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

1998 (november - décember) : Pilgrimage walking back from Compostela to Pamplona.

2000 (september - october) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and updated the guide.

2000 (September) : "hospitalero voluntario" in Navarrete (La Rioja / Espagne) ; durung 8 days.

2000 (October and November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 4 weeks.

2001 (august - september) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and updated the guide.

2001 (september): "hospitalero voluntario" in Ponferrada (El Bierzo / Castilla y León / Espagne) ; during 2 weeks.

2001 (October and November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 4 weeks.

2002 (june) : edition in bookshops of the first "Guide pratique du Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle", de Ferdinand Soler.

2002 (september - october) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Oloron-Sainte-Marie / Col du Somport (by the Way of Aragon) and updated the guide.

2002 (september) : "hospitalero voluntario" in "Casa del Santo" in Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja / Espagne) ; 1 semaine, en septembre.

2002 (octobre) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in Ponferrada (El Bierzo / Castilla y León / Espagne).

2002 (October and November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 3 weeks.

2003 : (august - october) Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and updated the guide.

2003 (september): "hospitalero voluntario" in "San Nicolás" de Puente Fitero (Burgos / Castilla y León / Espagne) ; during 1 week.

2003 (october) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in Ponferrada (El Bierzo / Castilla y León / Espagne).

2003 (october 26) : reception (by the archbishop) of the universal medal of Archiconfrérie of the glorious holy Apostle Jacques, in the cathedral of Compostelle

2003 (October - November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain) ; during 2 weeks.

2004 (may) : new edition in bookshops of the "Guide pratique du Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle", de Ferdinand Soler.

2004 : (fin-mai - mi-juillet) Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Jijona/Xixona (Alicante /Valencia / Sud-Est de l'Espagne), by Albacete, Toledo, Avila, Medina, from Benavente toAstorga by the Via de la Plata, and from Astorga to Santiago by the "Real Camino Francés".

2004 : "hospitalero voluntario" à Ponferrada (El Bierzo / León / Castilla y León / Espagne); 1 semaine, fin juin.

2004 : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 6 weeks in July an August.

2004 (October) : First "Pot mensuel des pèlerins de Paris" (monthly meeting of pilgrims in Paris).

2005 : (august - october) Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Palais and updated the guide.

2005 (october) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in Ponferrada (El Bierzo / Castilla y León / Espagne).

2005 (October - November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 5 weeks.

2006 (june) : new edition in bookshops of the "Guide pratique du Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle", de Ferdinand Soler.

2006 : (july - september) Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Cauterets (Lourdes) , by the Col du Marcadau-Panticosa (alt.: 2541m.), Panticosa, Biescas, Sabiñanigo; Jaca, Camino Aragones, Camino Francés to Ponferrada, and Oviedo to Santiago by the Camino Primitivo.

2006 (august) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in Ponferrada (El Bierzo / Castilla y León / Espagne).

2006 (September - October) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 7 weeks.

2007 (17 june/22 octobre) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint Peter in Rome (Vatican), by the Via Francigena, the Via Aurelia, the Via Tolosana, the Via of the Piemont Pyrénéen and the Camino Francés and updated the guide.

2007 (octobre) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in the parochial pilgrim refuge d'El Acebo (Castilla y León ).

2007 (October - November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 4 weeks.

2009 (30 june/28 august) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Lourdes, by the Via of the Piemont Pyrénéen and the Camino Francés and updated the guide.

2010 (june) : 4th edition in bookshops of the "Guide pratique du Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle", by Ferdinand Soler.

2010 (octobre) : SAPO (Servicio de apoyo a los hospitaleros voluntarios) in the parochial pilgrim refuge d'El Acebo (Castilla y León ).

2010 (October - November) : “hospitalero voluntario” in the refuge of the Monte do Gozo (Santiago de Compostela/Galicia/Spain); during 4 weeks.

2010 (sept. 28th/nov. 03th) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Bayonne (France), by the Via de Bayona (to Burgos) and the Camino Francés (from Burgos to Santiago).

2010 (novembre 6th) : present for the visit of the Pope in Compostela.

2011 (august 18th / october 14th) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Palais (France), by the Camino Francés and updated the guide.

2012 (august 13th / october 08th) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Saint-Palais (France), by the Camino Francés and updated the guide.

2013 (august 18th / september 30th) : Pilgrimage walking to Compostela from Sauveterre de Béarn (France), by the Camino Francés and updated the guide.

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