We are located in the beautiful Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is the terminus of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage that has seen an incredible resurgence in recent years. A city that for centuries has been the destination of people searching for answers, clarity, and hope. The people we serve are from all over the world, from all walks of life, and are walking for many different reasons, but the one thing they do have in common is their need for love and encouragement. Every one of us is broken and estranged from ourselves, each other, our environment, and most importantly from our Creator. We hope to be a space of hope, respite, and ultimately healing. God is at work all along the Camino and we are in Santiago because the end of the Camino has proven to offer precious moments to speak Truth, Hope, and Healing into lives.
The Pilgrim House Welcome Center is designed to be a place of hospitality-offering respite, community, and a safe place to engage with whatever the Spirit of God has been stirring up along the Camino. Our purpose is to facilitate and encourage pilgrims to engage deeply with these
Travel (especially in the form of pilgrimage) is a profound tool for engaging one’s heart. And it is only by acknowledging and engaging with our hearts that we are able to recognize and connect with God. Without our heart we cannot know intimately the love of Jesus; this is the power of the Camino. The act of walking and slowing down allows space for our hearts to resurface and time for us to be attentive to what is happening; to be attentive to the voice of the Spirit.