Many visit the California missions; few do so from the stance of a pilgrim with faith, prayer and Franciscan spirituality. Led by well trained Franciscans and historical guides, you will journey through the southern 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 southern missions which include San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Asistencia San Antonio. Lodging is at Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos, CA.