John Brierley’s Passing & Obituary

John Brierley

It is with much sadness I inform you that our fellow peregrino John Brierley has died. Countless numbers of us have relied on John’s guidebooks as we undertook our caminos.

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COVID-19: What You Should Know

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American Pilgrims is echoing official advice from numerous sources that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot. We will continue to pass along news from the official and authoritative sources listed below.

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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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In Memoriam: David Gitlitz

of Rhode Island and were joint authors of “The Cultural Guide to the Camino de Santiago” and “Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland”. 

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