Camino Star of the North / Estrella del Norte

Welcome to the Star of the North Camino 2021  
Walk Where You are, in Support of the Star!
Saturday, June 26th or Sunday, June 27th, 2021

The word ’camino’ in Spanish means ’path’ or ’way’. Spain is known for its famous "Camino del Norte" pilgrimage, or northern walking path that begins in the south of France at the town of St. Jean Pied de Port and ends at the city Santiago de Compostela. This Unesco World Heritage site welcomes thousands of pilgrims every year for an over 500 mile pilgrimage where spiritual seekers from around the world walk as a way of prayer and penance for their needs or the needs of others and the world. They walk to grow closer in relationship with God.

This year we invite you once again to walk where you are, in your neighborhood or in an area of sacred nature you’d like to explore, for The Star, and whatever other needs you may have. Walk a spiritual pilgrimage in support of the Star’s ministries of spiritual renewal through programs and hospitality on the pilgrim path. St. Augustine is quoted as saying, "It is solved by walking." Make your Camino intentional as a way to commune with nature and become more aware of our environment’s needs too, and to ultimately come closer to God.  

Register to walk ($50 individual/$80 for family), create your camino, set a goal, and begin your pilgrimage in support of the Star! 

REGISTER NOW by clicking here CAMINO 2021 Registration 

OR

Download the registration & pledge forms here Camino 2021 Pledge Form for Printing        

        

Want to Make a Donation without sponsoring or walking?

Click here to make your donation

Join us for our third annual Star of the North Camino/Estrella del Norte!

Your support will help us raise the funds necessary to renovate and enhance the Star’s physical space, and to develop programs which open the way for the Spirit to work in the lives of those who "follow the Star" for personal growth and transformation. Sign up and strap on those walking shoes! 

Star of the North Retreat Center is walking through these uncertain times in faith to a new way of offering retreat and renewal. Look for our new online retreat offerings coming soon. Our Fall/Winter/Spring brochure of events will be made available online at our website www.starofthenorth.ca by July 2021. 

We need your support more than ever. Join us by creating your Camino Pilgrimage right where you are. Plan a 2, 5, 7, or 10 km walk. It might be a loop that starts from and returns to your home, or you may want to explore a new area in your vicinity. As Star Camino walkers we will be joined in community in prayer wherever we choose to walk. 

Once you are registered,

  • Create your profile page and personalize your message.
  • Then, send the link of your page by email to your friends, family and anyone you want to invite to support the Star of the North.
  • Plan your walk.
  • Email us at director@starofthenorth.ca to let us know your plan.
  • Take pictures along the way and share your journey with us. We will create a facebook group where we can share the highlights of our time together. 

As you walk:

  • Pray for our world to draw wisdom from the difficult times we’ve endured during this pandemic. To grieve the many losses and find renewed hope and meaning once more!
  • Pray for your Star Sponsors and pray for the STAR.

Last year, together we raised $30,000. This year, we hope to surpass that goal.  We understand the difficulties everyone is facing together. We also trust in God’s providence to inspire those who can, to help us face the challenges for the Star, as we develop new means of ministry for a future full of hope.                                                  

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