Ernesto Crespo

Ernesto Bustio Crespo at the Guemes Island Community Center potluck preparing to give his presentation. Because the travelers couldn’t make the earth day luminary parade on April 21, luminary teacher Loalynda Bird brought the lumineers to them, which decorate the back of the room.

When Guemes Island resident Robert Carter walked the Camino de Santiago nine years ago, he came across a shelter in a small town surrounded by mountains. The town shared a name with Carter’s home, and the shelter was owned by 80-year-old Catholic priest Ernesto Bustio Crespo, who promised he would visit Carter someday in America.

Crespo finally traveled to Guemes Island, arriving on April 23 this year. But first, he traveled to the two other Guemeses of the world in Argentina and Mexico, along with some friends.

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