The shared journey of an Orange County Catholic Community in Lake Forest, California, that celebrates a spiritual connection to their patron Saint James Santiago de Compostela. In a miniature re-creation of the famous Camino Pilgrimage in Spain, the local community embarks on the Lake Forest streets and Orange County trails, in a choice of either a 7 mile or a 4 mile journey from a distant place to our personal “shrine at Santiago de Compostela”. For many, a Camino Walk may have a special and distinctly personal meaning. Whether you ﬁnd a deep spiritual connections in nature, or experience personal meditative aspirations while on a shared journey, reﬂecting on a litany of suggested prayers and verses, a Camino offers it all! All Faith Communities and all hiking enthusiasts Welcome
JOIN US: WHEN: July 22rd – Start times between 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Santiago de Compostela (SdC) Church in Lake Forest REGISTRATION: On-Line Registration Link from the Parish website: sdccatholic.org (A registration donation of $10 will include transportation from the SdC Campus to the starting location and the Post Camino Celebration Lunch and Entertainment)
Historical Background: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain is the resting place for the remains of the Apostle Saint James. For over a millennium, pilgrims have walked along the “Way of St. James” traveling for months to arrive at Santiago de Compostela. In all of the United States there is only one Catholic parish church and community dedicated to the Apostle St. James, bearing the namesake of Santiago de Compostela. Here, in the Diocese of Orange, in Lake Forest, one community is blessed and entrusted with the privilege of being called the “Parish of Santiago de Compostela”. To honor the Feast of St. James, celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to the July 25th feast day, the parish community has inaugurated a local pilgrimage along the “Way of St. James”. Last year (2016), the second “Camino”, a walk of 4.1 miles, more than 700 Santiago pilgrims participated. Each year, our hope is to expand the scope and increase the participation in the Camino de Santiago. Walk with us Along the Way become a part of the Camino.
Ends with Hollywood Filmmaker Annie O’Neil showing Phils Camino and an appearance by Phil himself.