During the Middle Ages, before pilgrims left home they were afforded the benedictio perarum et baculorum, the ritual blessing of the pilgrim satchel and staff. Following in this ancient tradition the Colorado Front Range chapter of American Pilgrims is very pleased to announce its eighth annual Camino de Santiago Shell Ceremony! The purpose of this ceremony is to confer a blessing those who will be walking or cycling during 2020 for the first time. We will also present scallop shells to those first-time peregrinos.
The Shell Ceremony will be followed by a 10-minute walk to Sienna Wine Bar and Small Plates (siennawinebar.com) for small plates (i.e., tapas), libations, conversation and conviviality.
If you will be walking or cycling on the Camino during 2020 for the first time and would like to take part in this ceremony, please respond to this invitation (ColoradoFrontRange@americanpilgrims.org) with the names and departure dates of those wishing to take part. We’d also like to know how many will be at Sienna.
Deadline for recipients: The program with recipient names will be finalized and printed around February 20th.
All others – family members, friends, others in the Front Range chapter – are most cordially invited to attend and celebrate this occasion! Please RSVP with the number attending so we can give Sienna an idea of the number that we’ll have there.
Inquiries and responses to ColoradoFrontRange@americanpilgrims.org.