VOCATIONS OFFICE: 2018 CAMINO IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Monday 25 June
(arrive Madrid) to Friday 20 July (depart Lisbon)
In 2018, Catholic Vocations Melbourne is excited to offer Catholic young men of
Melbourne the opportunity to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de
Santiago to the tomb of St James the Apostle. The 500km trek on foot will
provide pilgrims with the opportunity to step out of their ordinary lives and
to dedicate some time to asking some of life’s big questions. Each day pilgrims
will have the opportunity for Mass, confession, spiritual direction and prayer.
After reaching Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage will conclude with two
days of prayer and relaxation at the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
Your Pilgrimage Chaplains are Fr Nicholas Pearce and Fr Joel Peart from the
Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart fully supports this
Camino. ‘As the Church in Australia enters into the Year of Youth and
Vocations, I am pleased to support this initiative, and encourage the young men
of Melbourne to take up the challenge and join the Camino 2018 team.’ The
Pilgrimage is four weeks in total and departs after the last week of university
semester one exams, returning in time for week one, semester two.
Flights Pilgrims will
organise their own flights, arriving in Madrid and departing Lisbon
(allow approx. $2000).
Daily pilgrimage costs Pilgrims should budget for $50AUD for each day of
walking on pilgrimage (allow approx. $950). This budget is based on the
experience of previous pilgrims and includes simple accommodation and a mixture
of basic pilgrim meals and self-catering.
Pre- and post-accommodation/meals/transfers
One night Madrid, two nights Santiago, two nights Fatima. Transfers from Madrid
to Burgos, Santiago to Fatima and Fatima to Lisbon. Allow approximately
$1000+. However, there are 12 sponsored places available where these
costs will be met by a number of generous benefactors. These places are open to
Catholic young men who reside in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and who are
between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of the pilgrimage. Applications for
these dozen places are now open.
Details: 9926 5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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