Welcome to the Star of the North Camino 2022
Walk Where You are, in Support of the Star!
Saturday, June 25th or Sunday, June 26th, 2022
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 to join us on your choice of one of three local paths beginning from The Star of the North on Saturday, June 26th, 2022.
We will meet at The Star of the North at 8:30am. Three choices of paths will be provided with directions.
We will walk back to The Star for socializing, drink and snacks to end our time together in community.
Or, once again 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 pray for an end to the war in Ukraine, for peace in our world, for immigrants and refugees, for our own hearts conversions, and to commune with nature, become more aware of our environment’s needs, and to ultimately draw closer to God.
Register to walk ($50 individual/$80 for family), join us or create your camino, set a goal, and begin your pilgrimage in support of the Star!
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,
As you walk:
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.