Camino De Santiago
Some sages say that your Camino began the first time you heard of it. Whether this announcement marks your first calling to these mystical paths or if it has been years in the making, we are excited to add this pilgrimage to the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs.
The Camino is the centerpiece of this pilgrimage. Before our walk begins, we will travel by bus to enjoy the cultural delights and cuisine
of Madrid and Leon, Spain. This reprieve will allow us to adjust to the time change and the effects of jet lag. On day 4, we will continue by bus to the Cruz de Ferro and the mountain top city of O’Cebreiro. Both are staples of the French Route, with the former marking the highest point along The Way. We conclude the day in Sarria in time to rest up for the 70 mile walk which takes five days. Indeed, the walk is physically demanding. Still we will guide and assist you as needed and also transfer luggage between places.
The pilgrimage will also examine and ex-plore the unique Franciscan influence that has im-pacted The Way since St. Francis of Assisi walked its paths. Although debated by scholars, St. Francis is believed to have started the trek but became ill along the way and returned to his beloved Assisi. We know one of his first brothers, Blessed Giles, completed the pilgrimage.
The Franciscan influence on The Way is un-deniable. From the Poor Clare’s of Carrion to various Franciscan Churches and chapels along its paths, one can hardly walk a day without seeing the mark of St. Francis of Assisi on our collective experiences.