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This July, join Team MSC as we take on the Camino Inglés, or “The English Way”, on the Camino de Santiago. Celebrated as the Way of St James, this is far more than just a trip – it is a truly remarkable spiritual journey.

We will start our pilgrimage in Ferrol, in Northern Galicia, and over the following six days walk to the city of Santiago de Compostela. This is a homage to St James, and translates to “St James of the Field of Stars”.

The Camino Inglés covers 116km in total. This is the medieval route that pilgrims from Ireland, Britain, and other northern locations would have taken. They would sail to Ferrol, then complete their journey to Santiago overland.  The remains of the Apostle St James the Great rest in the majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela at the culmination of the journey.

Our route combines stretches along picturesque coastal inlets with sections across green countryside, and meanders through the medieval towns of Pontedeume and Bentazos.  It is an ideal time for reflection and prayer, and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity of this very special part of northern Spain.

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A truly remarkable adventure

Walking the Way is also a wonderful opportunity for you to meet new people. You can walk alone, or with the group. You can go at your own pace.  We will all be following the same yellow and blue seashell signs and arrows.

The feeling of peace, emotion, and rejoicing you feel as you enter the incredible medieval city of Santiago is like no other. You hear the celebratory bagpipes ring out from the piper, and see the many other pilgrims from all around the world who have also completed the pilgrimage. You will gaze upon the Cathedral for the first time, and marvel at its beauty.

The spectacle of the botafumerio swinging across the dome is a sight to behold. Within these hallowed walls, you will also have the opportunity to take confession and to visit the crypt of St James.  Masses are said in Spanish, but there is also an English Mass available.

It really is a truly remarkable adventure.

Transforming lives in South Africa

At the beginning of the summer, we will host a meeting with our guide, Michael, who will be able to answer any queries you may have. This will also give you an opportunity to meet some of your fellow pilgrims.

This is a fundraising trip.  All the monies raised from our pilgrimage will go to support the Holy Family Care Centre in South Africa. For over two decades, the centre has been a sanctuary for orphaned, abandoned, and critically ill children, many of whom are HIV positive. The exceptional team in Ofcolaco tends to the needs of over 70 children at any one time, from infancy to adolescence, providing specialised care and unwavering dedication.

Amidst global challenges, the centre faces escalating costs and a growing demand for its services. A staggering €10,000 is required to nourish and feed the children for just six months. The funds raised during our Camino Inglés Challenge will directly support the Holy Family Centre, ensuring no child goes hungry. Any surplus will extend this support throughout the year, easing the burden on their shoulders.

Not only will you be able to take on this wonderful pilgrimage, but you will also be safe in the knowledge that you are supporting the very vulnerable children at Holy Family. To truly understand the profound impact of the Holy Family community, we invite you to explore their remarkable work first-hand.

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