Tuesday, April 1- Thursday, April 3, 2014
2014 Gathering of Pilgrims
Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 6, 2014
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, Illinois (across the river from St. Louis, Missouri)
4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1 - 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014
Download the Hospitalero Training information sheet
Online registration is through the same link as the Gathering below
Available only to members of American Pilgrims
and who also have previously walked or cycled on the Camino.
If you have financial concerns that will prevent you from registering for hospitalero training, please be aware
that American Pilgrims has an Hospitalero Training Scholarship Program.
For details and to apply, please visit our Grant Program page.
Application deadline is 1 February, 2014. If you do apply for this grant, please wait until after the award notification
date of 15 February, 2014 to actually register for the training.
2014 Gathering of Pilgrims
4:00 pm, Thursday, April 3 - noon Sunday, April 6, 2014
Click HERE for the overview and transportation page!
Click HERE for the Gathering program!
Last day to register is March 15th!
You can always contact the Gatherings coordinators for general information about American Pilgrims annual Gatherings.
Current conditions in Belleville, Illinois
Average maximum and minimum temperatures for Belleville, Illinois for April 3rd are 64°F and 41°F.
For its 16th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims (2013), American Pilgrims on the Camino returned to the Santa Barbara Mission Renewal Center in Santa Barbara, California March 12 through 17, 2013. The Gathering's theme was "Hidden Life of the Camino", things generally unseen or unnoticed along the Road. As always there were sessions devoted to the practical side of doing the Camino, sessions on Camino first aid and general Q&A. Talks ranged from the academic to the practical. Presentation topics included bird life; geological features and rock formations; two beautiful monasteries, one in the mountains of Aragón and the other south of Burgos; some easy ways to support our physical and mental health during a long hike.; the state of the California Missions Trail; and bedbugs. As always there was time for personal interactions with other peregrinos, past and future. Saturday evening's Camino Cabaret was an outlet for the varied - to say the least! - talents of our attendees. Who would have guessed!?
The American Pilgrims on the Camino offers a hearty ¡Muchas gracias! to our friends from the Xacobeo organization in Galicia, Spain who have provided generous support for the Gathering. You might consider visiting their website (by clicking on their logo). It truly is an outstanding resource for pilgrims. And of course they are the definitive source for information on the Camino routes in Galicia.