Annual Gathering Highlights – March 2024

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Highlights from the 27th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims Held March 7-10 in Hunt, TX

by Amy Horton
Warrenton, MO

From March 7-10, 2024, 300 pilgrims converged at Mo-Ranch in Hunt, TX, for the 27th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims hosted by American Pilgrims on the Camino. Pilgrims came from 40 U.S. states and six other countries to reminisce, reconnect with familiar faces, forge new friendships, and share insights and perspectives on the Camino and the pilgrimage experience.

Attendees were invited to share their photo highlights from the Gathering and did they ever deliver! How do you capture 200 photos shared over four days? Martin Peña, American Pilgrims Communications co-chair and Annual Gathering planning committee member, found a way. Enjoy this 2024 Annual Gathering megamix photo montage available on the American Pilgrims YouTube channel. (Don’t miss the last 30 seconds!)

Thanks to all who shared their Gathering photos for this highlights reel. Thanks also to those who shared their pilgrim enthusiasm, insights, and talents across nearly 50 sessions throughout the four days. Special thanks to Annual Gathering Co-chairs Dave Donselar and Tom Coleman and the entire planning committee for coordinating such a well-rounded, pilgrim-spirited program.

Click here to read more about the 2024 Annual Gathering. Check back there later for details about the 2025 International Gathering to be hosted jointly by American Pilgrims and the Canadian Company of Pilgrims from May 15-18, 2025, at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gathering group photo Hunt, TX.
Attendees of the 27th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims break briefly from the mariachi music and pilgrim merriment for a group photo in the Manor House Courtyard at Mo-Ranch in Hunt, TX. Photo by Emilio Escudero.
Joe Curro Dozing after Gathering, man in easy chair sleeping.
An exhausted Joe Curro, American Pilgrims board chair, is caught napping after the conclusion of the Annual Gathering of Pilgrims on March 10, 2024, at Mo-Ranch in Hunt, TX. Photo by Paula Jager.

The Annual Gathering is a fun time and a great benefit for members of American Pilgrims. If you aren’t already a member, you can become one here.

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