Boston, Massachusetts Chapter

The Boston Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of eastern Massachusetts. Formally accepted as a chapter in spring of 2012, the Boston Pilgrims have the distinction as being the first chapter east of the Mississippi. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a venue for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the New England region.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local and Regional Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Nancy Nee Hanifin, Lisa Morales and Karen McMenamy at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

We're trying to gauge interest in southern New England gatherings. Please weigh in if you'd be interested in walks down that way! We also know we have a lot of folks from Maine and New Hampshire, so if any of you would like to lead a hike or a gathering up that way, let us know and we'll post it to the group.

St James Feast Day Gathering
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
18 Belvidere Street
Boston, MA 02115

Join the Boston Chapter on Wednesday evening to celebrate the feast day of St. James. This will be a casual gathering of veteran and aspiring pilgrims to share some bites & beverages as well as tips & tapas! 

Please bring something to share. This could be a salad, cheese & crackers, tortilla or any small nibble. And of course this is BYOB. We will have water available, but if you prefer something else, feel free to bring it along!

We will gather in the parish hall, downstairs. Look for the Camino shells!

Rev 07/12/18