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 Land (Waiting List Only)October 15, 2018October 26, 2018$4,295IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)October 15, 2018October 26, 2018$3,090DaytonRegister NowDownload Brochure3
Holy Land / RomeOctober 15, 2018October 26, 2018$3,295PittsburghRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Medjugorje / Fr. Sudac with Medjugorje MagazineNovember 9, 2018November 20, 2018$2,090New York JFKRegister NowDownload Brochure5
Medjugorje / Fr. SudacNovember 9, 2018November 20, 2018$2,120New York JFKRegister NowDownload Brochure6
Mexico / GuadalupeNovember 12, 2018November 19, 2018$1,895IndianapolisRegister Now Download Brochure7
Holy LandNovember 26, 2018December 6, 2018$3,245DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure8
Holy Land Healing PilgrimageNovember 27, 2018December 8, 2018$3,295DenverRegister Now Download Brochure9
Holy Land with Fr. Vasko (Waiting List Only)November 27, 2018December 7, 2018$2,995NewarkRegister NowDownload Brochure10
Holy LandNovember 27, 2018December 7, 2018$3,120DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure11
Holy LandJanuary 14, 2019January 25, 2019$3,995DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Holy Land (Group Full)January 22, 2019February 1, 2019$3,880MinneapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure13
GuadalupeFebruary 3, 2019February 10, 2019$2,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure14
Holy LandFebruary 18, 2019March 1, 2019$4,375PhoenixRegister NowDownload Brochure15
Holy LandFebruary 28, 2019March 11, 2019$3,290DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure16
Holy LandApril 5, 2019April 15, 2019$3,620MontrealRegister NowDownload Brochure17
Holy LandMay 8, 2019May 18, 2019$2,995IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure18
Holy LandMay 13, 2019May 22, 2019$2,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure19
Holy LandMay 14, 2019May 24, 2019$2,895Washington D.C.Register NowDownload Brochure20
ItalyJune 3, 2019June 13, 2019$3,720St. LouisRegister NowDownload Brochure21
FranceJune 5, 2019June 14, 2019$3,695IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure22
Holy LandJune 19, 2019June 29, 2019$3,295CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure23
Marian Shrines (Pricing Estimated)September 9, 2019September 20, 2019$3,795OmahaRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Italy (Pricing Available November 2018)September 16, 2019September 27, 2019-Indianapolis/ChicagoRegistration open November 2018Download Flyer;
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Camino de Santiago/Fatima (Pricing Estimated)September 17, 2019September 27, 2019$2,895Chicago/New YorkRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)September 19, 2019September 29, 2019$3,800AtlantaRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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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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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)November 11, 2019November 22, 2019$3,800IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Flyer;
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Camino de Santiago