Camino de Santiago and Via Francigena – Catholic Charities of California invites you to participate in walking pilgrimages

Catholic Charities of California received a donation to have a PARTY at the Grand Island Mansion and YOU are invited!

Join us on July 2, 2017 for a celebration at the historic landmark Grand Island Mansion in the heart of the Sacramento Delta. This summer evening will provide past, future, and potential pilgrims the opportunity to come together and have some fun!

Reservations are required and space is limited.

For reservations and full details, view the invitation HERE.

Grand Island Mansion Pic

Catholic Charities of California (CCC) invites you to join a seven-day walking pilgrimage!

CCC have organized 7-day walking pilgrimages along the Camino to the shrine of St James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and also along the Via Francigena – a lesser known, rare opportunity – to walk the ancient road to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Pilgrimages are an enriching experience filled with life-long memories, spiritual renewal, and adventure. When people join us on pilgrimage, they are also helping to support the work of CCC to aid California’s most vulnerable residents.

2017 Pilgrimages:

Note: All remaining 2017 dates are at a lower rate of $1,500 double occupancy and $1,800 single occupancy.

September 4-10, 2017: The Final Stage of the Way to Santiago de Composetla, Spain – Full

September 14-21, 2017: The Final Stage of the Via Francigena to Rome, Italy

September 24-30, 2017: The Final Stage of the Way to Santiago de Composetla, Spain

2018 Pilgrimages:

May 24-30, 2018: The Final Stage of the Way to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

June 3-10, 2018:  The Final Stage of the Via Francigena to Rome, Italy

September 4-10, 2018: The Final Stage of the Way to Santiago de Composetla, Spain

September 14-21, 2018: The Final Stage of the Via Francigena to Rome, Italy

Highlights of Walking Pilgrimages

  • All arrangements made by CCC (except for flights/transportation)
  • Part of your trip cost will be tax deductible
  • Hosted dinners on the first and last nights of the trip
  • Quality accommodations with private bathroom where possible
  • Luggage transferred daily
  • Walk at your own pace
  • Meet other pilgrims from around the world
  • Representatives from CCC will be on the pilgrimages to provide extra assistance if needed
  • Receive passports and official credentials from pilgrim offices

About Us

Catholic Charities of California, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit representing the 12 diocesan Catholic Charities organizations in California.

Catholic Charities is the social services arm of the Catholic Church and serves over 1 million Californians in need every year. Catholic Charities takes great pride in serving others effectively and efficiently. CCC’s administrative costs are extremely low— 7%.

Cost

2017

  • $1,500 Double Occupancy
  • $1,800 Single Occupancy
  • Deposit is $200

2018

  • $1,800 Double Occupancy
  • $2,000 Single Occupancy
  • Deposit is $300

Organize your own Pilgrimage

Organize a group of 12 pilgrims and your (organizer) cost will be waived or the group can enjoy a discount.

More Information | Reservations

Please e-mail: Pilgrim@CatholicCharitiesCA.org or contact us at (916) 706-1539

  • To make reservations;
  • To ask questions;
  • To make a donation or sponsor a pilgrim.

Pilgrimage Brochure is downloadable here: [Brochure]

Pilgrimage itineraries are downloadable here: [Camino de Santiago] [Via Francigena]

Join us for a walk that will change your life while supporting the work of Catholic Charities of California.

To sign up or learn more, please email: Pilgrim@CatholicCharitiesCA.org or Call 916-706-1539