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 LandFebruary 18, 2019March 1, 2019$4,375PhoenixRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy LandFebruary 28, 2019March 11, 2019$3,290DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure3
Holy LandApril 5, 2019April 15, 2019$3,620MontrealRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatApril 5, 2019April 16, 2019$2,495New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure5
Holy LandMay 8, 2019May 18, 2019$2,995IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure6
Holy LandMay 13, 2019May 22, 2019$2,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure7
Holy LandMay 14, 2019May 24, 2019$2,895Washington D.C.Register NowDownload Brochure8
Camino de Santiago/FatimaMay 25, 2019June 5, 2019$3,510ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure9
ItalyJune 3, 2019June 13, 2019$3,720St. LouisRegister NowDownload Brochure10
FranceJune 5, 2019June 14, 2019$3,695IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure11
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)June 19, 2019June 29, 2019$3,295CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure12
TurkeyJune 30, 2019July 4, 2019$565NARegister NowDownload Brochure
IrelandJuly 6, 2019July 16, 2019$3,545ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure14
ItalyJuly 15, 2019July 26, 2019$4,365ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure15
Marian ShrinesSeptember 9, 2019September 20, 2019$4,285OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure16
MedjugorjeSeptember 12, 2019September 21, 2019$2,090New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure17
ItalySeptember 16, 2019September 27, 2019$3,735ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure18
Camino de Santiago/FatimaSeptember 17, 2019September 27, 2019$3,295PhiladelphiaRegister NowDownload Brochure19
Holy LandSeptember 18, 2019September 28, 2019$3,195AtlantaRegister NowDownload Brochure20
Greece & TurkeySeptember 23, 2019October 4, 2019$3,695MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure21
Holy Land (Private Group)September 23, 2019October 3, 2019$3,495IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure22
MedjugorjeOctober 4, 2019October 13, 2019$2,280ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure23
FranceOctober 9, 2019October 20, 2019$3,900Birmingham, ALRegister NowDownload Brochure24
ItalyOctober 14, 2019October 27, 2019$4,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure25
Holy LandNovember 4, 2019November 14, 2019$3,285NewarkRegister NowDownload Brochure26
Holy LandNovember 5, 2019November 15, 2019$2,890HoustonRegister NowDownload Brochure27
Holy LandNovember 5, 2019November 15, 2019$3,180ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure28
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatNovember 8, 2019November 19, 2019$2,230New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure29
Holy LandNovember 12, 2019November 23, 2019$3,495ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure30
GreeceDecember 2, 2019December 11, 2019$2,895DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure31
Holy LandDecember 3, 2019December 13, 2019$3,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure32
Holy LandDecember 3, 2019December 13, 2019$3,595Dallas-Fort WorthRegister NowDownload Brochure33

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Camino de Santiago