Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 6, 2014
Our Lady of the Snows National Shrine
Belleville, Illinois (acoss the river from St. Louis, Missouri)
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 15th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims (2013), American Pilgrims on the Camino returned to the San Pedro Center in Winter Park, Florida March 27 through April 2, 2012. The Gathering's theme was "Roads Less Traveled". As always there were sessions devoted to the practical side of doing the Camino, sessions on Camino first aid and general Q&A. Other talks ranged from the academic through routes in other parts of Europe to the gustatorial. Representatives from the Xacobeo Galicia, la Federación Española de Asociaciones de Amigos del Camino de Santiago and the Association of Friends of the Camino of Japan were in attendance and they gave presentations on their organizations activities with special attention given to relations with American Pilgrims. One of the highlights of the week was the Thursday evening performance by classical guitarist Joshua Englert. Evening meals were especially notable this year with themes based on Valencian, Portuguese and French cuisine. And 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.