Announcing American Pilgrims Hospitalero Training
in June 2018!

American Pilgrims' next training session will be at the Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center in Marine on St Croix, Minnesota (outside of St. Paul, Minnesota), Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 2018. Registration is now open! Click HERE for general information about the hospitalero program and the requirements for taking the training. Please click HERE to access the registration form.


American Pilgrims announces the 2018 Ribadiso Welcome Service, a volunteer opportunity at the Albergue of Ribadiso do Baixo. Volunteering at Ribadiso is a unique experience. Volunteers welcome pilgrims to the albergue, answer questions, provide information about the area and their arrival in Santiago and lend a listening ear. Click HERE to go to the Hospitaleros page for more information. And you should know that there are two new chapters: Central Pennsylvania and Southern Oregon. Also an exploratory meeting has been scheduled for a SE Michigan Chapter. See what's going on in your area and join in! Click HERE to go to the Local Chapters page.

Transportation Strikes in Europe

Strike operations through the end of June have been announced for transportation services in several European countries, including, of special interest to Camino travelers, France. Something over one-third of days in this interval will be affected. For further information see the section on SNCF operations on the site. To check the status of your specific train, see this page on the SNCF site. But Rick Steves says, "Don't panic!".