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)June 19, 2019June 29, 2019$3,295CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure2
TurkeyJune 30, 2019July 4, 2019$565NARegister NowDownload Brochure
IrelandJuly 6, 2019July 16, 2019$3,545ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Marian ShrinesSeptember 9, 2019September 20, 2019$4,285OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure5
MedjugorjeSeptember 12, 2019September 21, 2019$2,090New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure6
Holy LandSeptember 18, 2019September 28, 2019$3,195AtlantaRegister NowDownload Brochure7
Greece & TurkeySeptember 23, 2019October 4, 2019$3,695MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure8
Holy Land (Private Group)September 23, 2019October 3, 2019$3,495IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure9
MedjugorjeOctober 4, 2019October 13, 2019$2,280ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure10
FranceOctober 9, 2019October 20, 2019$3,900Birmingham, ALRegister NowDownload Brochure11
ItalyOctober 14, 2019October 27, 2019$4,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Holy LandNovember 4, 2019November 14, 2019$3,285NewarkRegister NowDownload Brochure13
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)November 5, 2019November 15, 2019$2,890HoustonRegister NowDownload Brochure14
Holy LandNovember 5, 2019November 15, 2019$3,180ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure15
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatNovember 7, 2019November 18, 2019$2,495EdmontonRegister NowDownload Brochure16
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatNovember 8, 2019November 19, 2019$2,230New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure17
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)November 12, 2019November 23, 2019$3,495ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure18
GreeceDecember 2, 2019December 11, 2019$2,895DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure19
Holy Land (Dallas-Fort Worth)December 2, 2019December 12, 2019$3,595Dallas-Fort WorthRegister NowDownload Brochure20
Holy Land / RomeDecember 2, 2019December 14, 2019$3,780ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure21
Holy Land (Omaha)December 3, 2019December 13, 2019$3,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure22
Holy LandFebruary 3, 2020February 14, 2020$4,025Dallas-Fort WorthRegister NowDownload Brochure23
Holy Land / RomeFebruary 9, 2020February 21, 2020$4,095OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure24
ItalyMarch 4, 2020March 15, 2020$3,195SeattleRegister NowDownload Brochure25
Holy Land (Croatian Franciscans)March 16, 2020March 27, 2020$3,535ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure26
Poland & PragueApril 14, 2020April 24, 2020$3,300Washington D.C.Register NowDownload Flyer
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Oberammergau (Land Only)July 7, 2020July 17, 2020$3,395PhoenixRegister NowDownload Brochure28
Oberammergau (Land Only)September 12, 2020September 22, 2020$3,495IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure29
Italy (Private Group - Pricing Estimated)September 18, 2020September 29, 2020$4,995ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)30
Oberammergau
(Private Group - Land Only)
September 28, 2020October 9, 2020$3,930Chicago/IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure31
Italy (Pricing Estimated)October 12, 2020October 22, 2020$3,700DallasRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)32
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)November 1, 2020November 12, 2020$3,800OmahaRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)33

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Camino de Santiago