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 a photo slideshow from the 2023 Gathering.

Calling all pilgrims! 

The 27th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims will be 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 is Rhythms of the Way: Lighten Your Load. The planning team is hard at work and it's sure to be another fantastic weekend. We look forward to seeing you at the Gathering!


How do I register?

Registration is now closed. We're looking forward to welcoming 300 pilgrims to Mo-Ranch. Missed registration? Email Gatherings@americanpilgrims.org for waitlist info.

For the 2025 Gathering, members of American Pilgrims will receive an invitation to register and receive a $100 discount. If you aren't a member, join or renew today (you'll also be notified of future events exclusively for our members). 


What's included?

Full registration includes all plenary and breakout sessions, entertainment, receptions, three nights' lodging, and eight meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast). Commuter registration does not include lodging or breakfast but does include lunch and dinner. There's a wonderful program planned with something for everyone!


Accommodations

Bedding and towels are provided; bring your toiletries, sleepwear and a hairdryer (if needed).


What's on the program?

Our program for 2024 includes something for everyone from first-time pilgrims to veterans with multiple Caminos logged. We'll welcome back Lynn Talbot, Maryjane Dunn, Lisa Signori, Kathy Kehe and Adam Wells, and welcome Kristina Jacobsen, Leigh Brennan, Alder Allensworth, Shoshana Kerewsky and many more. We'll have a walk to our own Cruz de Ferro on Saturday morning. Musical guests include pilgrim favorite Dan Mullins (live!), The Western Flyers, Kristina Jacobsen, and a reunion of the Merry Band of Pilgrims!

Follow this link to the 2024 Program-Final (subject to change).


Useful Information

Follow this link to our 2024 Gathering Useful Information Guide


Bus transfers to/from Mo-Ranch

Round-trip or one-way motorcoach transportation between San Antonio Airport (SAT) and Mo-Ranch is full. The cost is $80 for a round-trip ticket and $40 for a one-way ticket

Busses will leave SAT on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 1 pm and 3 pm and once signed up you will be assigned to a specific bus. Busses will depart Mo-Ranch at 12:30 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2024. When making your flight arrangements, be sure to leave adequate time to travel from Mo-Ranch to SAT in case of travel delays due to traffic. It takes approximately 2 hours to get from Mo-Ranch to the airport.


Silent Auction and Raffle

We will hold both a raffle and online silent auction in 2024 and would appreciate your donations of items. All monies raised from the raffle and silent auction help fund our Camino programs, including our Grants, Ribadiso Welcome Service and Hospitalero Training programs. The silent auction is open to all; raffle participation is limited to those attending the Gathering.

For more information or to donate an item to the Raffle, follow this link.

For more information or to donate an item to the Silent Auction follow this link.


Will there be a shirt or sweatshirt in 2024?

Yes! We have limited-edition 2024 Gathering shirts and sweatshirts in a rainbow of colors.

To see what's on offer, follow this link to buy your 2024 Gathering Gear.

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


Extra Nights for Early Arrival/Late Departure

Based on your travel arrangements, you may require lodging either before or after the Gathering. On-site lodging before and after the event is not available this year, but we have negotiated a special rate for Gathering attendees at the Aloft-San Antonio Airport hotel.

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Mo-Ranch Information

Follow this link for more information on Mo-Ranch.

Follow this link for a Mo-Ranch campus map.

Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims

 

We will hold a hospitalero training session at Mo-Ranch March 5-7, 2024, immediately preceding the 2024 Gathering. 

There will be other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for more information on upcoming sessions.

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