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


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ItalyMarch 8, 2018March 16, 2018$2,695DenverRegister for this
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Greece and TurkeyApril 16, 2018April 27, 2018$3,310SeattleRegister for this
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GermanyApril 16, 2018April 27, 2018$3,675IndianapolisRegister for this
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Holy LandApril 17, 2018April 28, 2018$3,135BostonRegister for this
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Medjugorje / Fr. SudacMay 2, 2018May 12, 2018$2,515ChicagoRegister for this
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Holy LandMay 29, 2018June 8, 2018$2,530TampaRegister for this
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ItalyJune 4, 2018June 14, 2018$3,275IndianapolisRegister for this
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ItalyJune 4, 2018June 15, 2018$3,795LincolnRegister for this
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Holy LandJune 19, 2018June 29, 2018$3,570OmahaRegister for this
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Holy Land (FOCUS)July 8, 2018July 19, 2018$2,760New York JFKRegister for this
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IrelandAugust 1, 2018August 8, 2018$3,895DenverRegister for this
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Ireland (World Meeting of Families)August 20, 2018September 1, 2018$3,595OmahaRegister for this
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Holy LandSeptember 4, 2018September 14, 2018$2,895ChicagoRegister for this
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Holy LandSeptember 10, 2018September 21, 2018$3,415Washington D.C.Register for this
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Marian ShrinesSeptember 12, 2018September 23, 2018$3,995OmahaRegister for this
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MedjugorjeSeptember 30, 2018October 9, 2018$2,095ChicagoRegister for this
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Holy Land (Waiting List Only)October 15, 2018October 26, 2018$4,295IndianapolisRegister for this
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Holy Land Healing PilgrimageNovember 27, 2018December 8, 2018$3,295DenverRegister for this
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Holy LandNovember 27, 2018December 7, 2018$2,995NewarkRegister for this
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