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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Walk to Galicia-Happy Xacobeo 2022!

No plans for New Year’s Eve? Can’t stay up late to welcome 2022? Want to start celebrating as early as you can on December 31st? Don’t despair. You’re cordially invited to join in the festivities in Plaza de la Quintana in Santiago de Compostela! On Friday, December 31st, beginning at 12:15pm EST (6:15pm CET), tune…

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American Pilgrims Grants Program Recognized with Trifinium Award by Federación Española

At an awards ceremony in Madrid on October 21during the XII International Congress of Jacobean Associations,  American Pilgrims on the Camino was awarded the “International Jacobean Trifinium Award: a Life, a Work and an Action Program” by the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago.  The award has been given since 2012 to recognize those people, groups, institutions, etc., who have supported and contributed to the Camino de Santiago The first Trifinium Award was presented in 2012 by the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago by virtue of celebrating its 25th anniversary that year (1987-2012) and it is triennial in nature.

American Pilgrims was awarded the prize in the “One Action” category, recognizing our grants program.  The Grants program was described as an altruistic program, supporting non-profit Jacobean entities and organizations that work in Spain, Portugal and France on the Camino de Santiago and for facilitating the transit of pilgrims.

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In Memoriam: Gene McCullough

Our community suffered a heartbreaking loss this past weekend. Our colleague and friend Gene McCullough died on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was doing what he loved—biking and exploring the neighborhoods of Denver, CO. Gene was the webmaster of this website, chapter coordinator, hospitalero, mentor, friend, and so much more.

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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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