Many visit the California missions; few do so from the stance of a pilgrim with faith, prayer and Franciscan spirituality. Led by well-trained Franciscan and historical guides, you will journey through the northern missions as the mystery and meaning of each place is explored. Journey with us along this mission trail in the United States as together, with companion pilgrims, we explore the unfolding of a unique faith and cultural drama that still continue to touch our lives. Our Franciscan Pilgrimage to the California Missions is a three year program during which time all 21 missions are visited.
This year, the focus is on the northern missions which include San Francisco de Asis, San Carlos (Carmel), San Juan Bautista, Soledad, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Raphael and San Francisco Solano (Sonoma)
Lodging is at San Damiano Retreat House in Danville, CA. Rooms have private bath.
Pilgrimage cost includes: lodging that is clean, comfortable, secure and well located • three meals per day with few exceptions • transportation by air-conditioned coach • all tips, offerings and sanctuary fees • full services of staff • daily input with lectures and conferences. Snacks and shopping not included.