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…

Read More

COVID-19: What You Should Know

NIAID-RML image of coronavirus

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

New videos uploaded to the American Pilgrims on the Camino YouTube channel!

American Pilgrims is happy to debut four videos featuring some of our members! Visit our YouTube Channel and you can hear the history of American Pilgrims on the Camino, learn about the impact of our Grants program, appreciate the value of our hospitalero training and listen to our members tell why they joined and what…

Read More

COVID-19 guidance for local chapters of American Pilgrims

In light of the easing of stay-at-home restrictions across the United States, the CDC is encouraging people to use parks, trails and open spaces safely while following current guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After several months of either no events or virtual events, our local chapters are starting to host physical events. This…

Read More

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. …

Read More

Hospitalero training sessions postponed until further notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Pilgrims’ hospitalero training sessions are postponed until it is safe for people to gather together again in person in larger groups. Please check back for updates on the training program. If you are a member of American Pilgrims we will automatically notify you when sessions are scheduled.

Read More