Registration for the 2016 National Gathering of Pilgrims is open!
Whether you have been a pilgrim on the Camino in the past or you are an aspiring one, the 2016 Gathering of Pilgrims at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, is for you. And if you are considering serving as an hospitalero in the future, hospitalero training is being offered immediately prior to the Gathering. Click HERE to go to the National Gatherings page for complete information and to register.
To meet the goals set for itself as laid out in its mission statement, American Pilgrims on the Camino provides various services. This website is the hub that connects and coordinates access to all these services. It is perhaps ironic to be using the 21st-century medium of the Internet to support pilgrims engaging in what is in its essence a medieval endeavor. Still, the pilgrim hostels of those days (and our own!) brought together strangers using the latest technologies in travel. Think of this website, then, as a virtual pilgrim hostel, where stories and suggestions and memories and advice and history and encouragement can be shared, not only about our organization, but about the joyful and the practical matters involved in undertaking a pilgrimage in our day.
Do you have a Facebook account? If so, consider joining the American Pilgrims Facebook group. Search for it there using "American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC)"
Suggested use of this site:
While you are certainly free to roam our site at will, we have a few suggestions of specific pages that might address your specific needs and questions.
Common Questions of Interest:
Request a pilgrim's credential
Read about the history and traditions of the Camino
And there are all kinds of other goodies hiding in various additional corners of the site. Have a look around!