These spiritual retreats are offered on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James, has been traveled by pilgrims for over 1000 years. The pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago began during medieval times in order to visit the tomb of Saint James (Santiago in Spanish), one of Jesus’ closest disciples. Legend has it that shortly after James’ execution in 44 AD in Jerusalem by the order of King Herodes Agrippa, his bones were transported to the west coast of Spain where he had previously spent several years as a missionary. His grave was lost to history until the ninth century when his bones were discovered in a field. With the Moorish invasion of Spain reaching an apex, the discovery inspired battlefield victories and subsequent pilgrimages by thousands of European Christians to his shrine in Santiago de Compostela. Because it attracted pilgrims from all over the Iberian Peninsula and beyond, there are multiple caminos to Santiago.
We offer 1-2 week walking retreats (pilgrimages) on four of the caminos: the Primitivo, Ingles, Frances and Portuges. The objective of these retreats is to create an environment where pilgrims can grow in intimacy with Christ. There are retreats for women, leaders and anyone interested in Christian spiritual formation.