Serving on the Camino
Many pilgrims feel they are part of a stream of humanity, or even a flow of history, moving ever westward to Santiago. As an hospitalero, you become a rock in that stream. The rock stays in place and a drop of water hesitates briefly and then moves on, leaving the rock to interact with the next drop and the next. You provide a resting place where fellow pilgrims can stop to renew themselves in body, mind and spirit.
Those who have gone from walking the Camino to serving as hospitaleros say this experience is in every sense a Camino of its own.
Upcoming Hospitalero Training Session
The next training session is scheduled for Friday, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in the Black Forest immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Registration for the September training is now open!
In order to be eligible for training as an hospitalero, applicants:
• must be at least 18 years old at the time of the training,
• must have overnighted in at least three non-private (municipal, parochial or association-run) albergues on the Camino,
• must have walked at least any 100 km (or biked any 200 km) on the Camino, and
• must be a (paying) member of American Pilgrims on the Camino.
We'd suggest reading through the information below and when you're ready, you can submit through this link:
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