El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James, has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, together with Rome and Jerusalem. The Camino de Santiago can take one of any number of pilgrimage routes throughout Europe to Santiago de Compostela.
Pilgrims intending to walk “el Camino de Santiago” travel from all over the world. As they make their way, they reflect on their lives and seek answers to questions.
The project I am with, Pilgrim House, wants to provide pilgrims with time and space to debrief their journey, gather together, and connect with each other and with God. The opportunity is great to serve them in practical ways as well as invite them to consider placing their trust in Jesus.
The video below is a trailer for a documentary project by Lydia B. Smith, about actual pilgrims who have walked the Camino.