COVID-19: What You Should Know

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American Pilgrims is echoing official advice from numerous sources to postpone all international travel. We will continue to pass along news from the official and authoritative sources listed below. On June 9th, the US State Department moved Spain and Portugal from a level 4 travel advisory (“Do not travel”) to level 3 (“Reconsider travel”). As…

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In Memoriam: José María Valadés Castillo

Luis Gtiérrez Perrino, President of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, shared with American Pilgrims that José Ramón Barranco passed away on February 27. He was 92 years old. José Ramón Barranco, Perrino notes, has played a significant role in the Spanish Federation for many years. A member of…

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David Gitlitz (1942 – 2020)

On December 30th, 2020 the world of Hispanic studies in general and the Camino community more specifically lost one of its most significant figures. David Gitlitz was an emeritus professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Rhode Island. David, a Harvard doctorate in 1968, discovered the Camino in 1974 when he accompanied American university…

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Dutch Camino Association Presents Carillon Concert

On Saturday May, 16th the Dutch Camino association (Genootschap van Sint Jacob) presented a carillon concert to support pilgrims of the world in coping with the disappointment of the Camino being closed. The carillonneur of the cathedral in Utrecht, Malgosia Fiebig, performed a concert of pilgrim songs from the Domtoren, dedicated to all pilgrims in the world. …

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Supporting the Camino and Our Community

It’s safe to say these past weeks have been among some of the most tumultuous and emotional that many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by individuals and families, companies and communities across the United States and around the world. What has struck me during…

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Cathedral services temporarily suspended due to continuing renovations

Starting Monday, January 28, 2019, services at the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela are suspended due to continuing renovations in the central nave. These renovations are expected to last 12 months. Follow this link to the Full List of temporary locations of the Cathedral’s various services. Read the Cathedral announcement in Español or read it…

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