Annual Gathering of Pilgrims

American Pilgrims on the Camino hosts an annual Gathering of Pilgrims in a different location each year.

The Gathering is an opportunity to share experiences, to support one another and learn more about the Camino and the pilgrimage experience.

Follow this link to see the photo slideshow from the 2024 Gathering.

2024 Gathering

Howdy, pilgrims! 

The 27th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims was held from Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assembly in Hunt, TX (about 90 miles northwest of San Antonio). The theme of the 2024 Gathering was Rhythms of the Way: Lighten Your Load.

Three hundred pilgrims from 40 states and six countries came together to share, find inspiration and immerse ourselves in the spirit of the Camino.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to our Gathering planning team and all of the volunteers who made this a fantastic experience!

The 2025 Gathering will be hosted by both the Canadian Company of Pilgrims and American Pilgrims on the Camino.  The 2025 Gathering will take place May 15-18, 2025 at the UBC-Point Grey Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. More details regarding the 2025 Gathering will be announced soon. Members will be notified by email when registration opens. Not a member? Join today!

Gathering Details

Full registration at the Gathering always includes all plenary and breakout sessions, entertainment, receptions, three nights' lodging, and eight meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast). Commuter registration includes everything but lodging and breakfast. There's a wonderful program planned with something for everyone.

What was on the 2024 program?

Our program for 2024 included informative and insightful presentations for first-time pilgrims and veterans with multiple Caminos logged. We welcomed back Lynn Talbot, Maryjane Dunn, Lisa Signori, Carlos Mentley, Kathy Kehe and Adam Wells, and welcomed Dave Whitson, Leigh Brennan, Alder Allensworth, Shoshana Kerewsky and many more. Our Dutch, Spanish, Canadian and Norwegian colleagues gave delightful presentations. We had a walk to our own Cruz de Ferro on Saturday morning and five intrepid (crazy?) pilgrims accepted the “Polar Plunge Challenge” and leaped into the Guadalupe River on a 39°F morning. Musical guests included pilgrim favorite Dan Mullins, The Western Flyers, Dr. Kristina Jacobsen and Dair Obenshain, and a reunion of the Merry Band of Pilgrims!

Follow this link to the 2024 Program.

Silent Auction and Raffle

We held a raffle and online silent auction and appreciate your numerous donations and participation! All monies raised from the raffle and silent auction (more than $21,500!) help fund our Camino programs, including our Grants, Ribadiso Welcome Service and Hospitalero Training programs.

Limited Edition Shirts

Limited-edition 2024 Gathering and Merry Band of Pilgrims “World Tour” shirts are still available! To see what's on offer, follow this link to buy your 2024 Gathering Gear.

We can't wait to see you at the next Gathering!


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Mo-Ranch Information

Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims

We trained 20 new hospitaleros prior to the 2024 Gathering. Congratulations!

Additional training sessions will be held throughout the year. Visit Hospitalero TrainingHospitalero Training for more information.


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