Really only the essentials, which is somewhat varied for each person. We aren't going to have any camping or cooking supplies. Our hope is that we can find some odd jobs to do for food and shelter, and those who are ordained will offer to preside at Mass, not for a monetary stipend, but for some food and a place to sleep. But if we cannot find any work, we will beg.
It was good having to reflect on what my "essentials" are, both in what I am trying to bring to the pilgrimage and take from it. I am sure that I will learn more about that along the journey.
I will close with one of my favorite dialogues from the movie City Slickers:
Curly: You know what the secret of life is?
Mitch: No, what?
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean sh*t.
Mitch: That's great, but what's the one thing?
Curly: That's what you've got to find out.
--Posted by Josh