CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Walk St. James' Way

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"For the Church, pilgrimages, in all their multiple aspects, have always been a gift of grace."
-St. Pope John Paul II

The History of the Camino


The Camino de Santiago, a walking pilgrimage across Spain, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past 30 years. In 1986, less than 2,500 pilgrims were issued a certificate of completion, whereas over 270,000 registered pilgrims walked into Santiago in 2016. However, the modern Camino de Santiago has its roots in the first century A.D and the first recorded pilgrim made his pilgrimage in the 9th century. From then until now, many legends and stories have been built up about the history of the Camino, but the following facts remain.

When our Lord Jesus commanded His apostles to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” (Matt. 28:19) St. James the Greater went into the Iberian Peninsula to preach to the people there.  Upon his return to Jerusalem, he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa in the year 44.


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“We wish to thank the staff for such careful planning and organization of our trip. Every detail was taken care of beforehand, and our Spanish guide and bus drivers were the best!”
-Barbara D. Camino Pilgrim


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The Tradition


Tradition holds that at this point some of his followers put his body in a boat that was guided by angels until it landed off the northwest coast of Spain in the province of Galicia. The local queen moved his body inland and placed it in a marble tomb, where he lay forgotten for hundreds of years. In the 9th century, the hermit Pelagius had a vision of a field of stars (in today’s Spanish – Compostela) that led him to the discovery of a tomb with three bodies. Believing it to be the body of St. James and two of his disciples, Pelagius reported the find to his local bishop, who declared the remains to be authentic, and thus opening up the site for veneration by pilgrims.

“I am beyond grateful to the staff at Tekton Ministries and my fellow pilgrims for this life-changing experience! Thank you!”
-Lynn B. Camino Pilgrim


Upcoming Camino Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage Location:Departure Date:Return Date:Price:Departure City*Register NowDownload Brochure 
Holy LandNovember 26, 2018December 6, 2018$3,245DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy Land Healing PilgrimageNovember 27, 2018December 8, 2018$3,295DenverRegister Now Download Brochure3
Holy Land with Fr. Vasko (Waiting List Only)November 27, 2018December 7, 2018$2,995NewarkRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Holy LandNovember 27, 2018December 7, 2018$3,120DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure5
Holy LandJanuary 14, 2019January 25, 2019$3,995DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure6
Holy Land (Group Full)January 22, 2019February 1, 2019$3,880MinneapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure7
GuadalupeFebruary 3, 2019February 10, 2019$2,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure8
Holy LandFebruary 18, 2019March 1, 2019$4,375PhoenixRegister NowDownload Brochure9
Holy LandFebruary 28, 2019March 11, 2019$3,290DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure10
Holy LandApril 5, 2019April 15, 2019$3,620MontrealRegister NowDownload Brochure11
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatApril 5, 2019April 16, 2019$2,495New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Holy LandMay 8, 2019May 18, 2019$2,995IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure13
Holy LandMay 13, 2019May 22, 2019$2,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure14
Holy LandMay 14, 2019May 24, 2019$2,895Washington D.C.Register NowDownload Brochure15
Camino de Santiago/FatimaMay 25, 2019June 5, 2019$3,510ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure16
ItalyJune 3, 2019June 13, 2019$3,720St. LouisRegister NowDownload Brochure17
FranceJune 5, 2019June 14, 2019$3,695IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure18
MedjugorjeJune 15, 2019June 24, 2019$2,195New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure19
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)June 19, 2019June 29, 2019$3,295CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure20
Marian ShrinesSeptember 9, 2019September 20, 2019$4,285OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure21
MedjugorjeSeptember 12, 2019September 21, 2019$2,090New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure22
ItalySeptember 16, 2019September 27, 2019$3,735ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure23
Camino de Santiago/FatimaSeptember 17, 2019September 27, 2019$3,295PhiladelphiaRegister NowDownload Brochure24
Holy LandSeptember 18, 2019September 28, 2019$3,195AtlantaRegister NowDownload Brochure25
MedjugorjeOctober 4, 2019October 13, 2019$2,280ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure26
France (Pricing Estimated)October 9, 2019October 20, 2019$3,900Birmingham, ALRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)November 4, 2019November 14, 2019$3,900HoustonRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)November 5, 2019November 15, 2019$3,800ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac Retreat (Pricing Estimated)November 8, 2019November 19, 2019$2,495New YorkRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)November 11, 2019November 22, 2019$3,800IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Camino de Santiago