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Help Albergue Santa Cruz in Sahagun

IngridF

Intrepid Peregrina
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 2015 ,2017, 2019
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
We don’t usually allow fund raising on the forum, but this is specifically Camino related, it’s urgent and something where we can make a practical difference to improve and support the Camino.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
We don’t usually allow fund raising on the forum, but this is specifically Camino related, it’s urgent and something where we can make a practical difference to improve and support the Camino.
Thank you @Kanga and @ivar ! BC SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF14(21?)
Aussie Camino15
WHW15
CP16
CdelN Fin/Muxia18
GGW StCuthWay HadrWall CotswoldWay19
Done. Thank you IngridF for letting us know about the predicament Albergue Santa Cruz is in. We are walking the Camino Frances again next year and have already prebooked our stay at Albergue Santa Cruz! We are very happy to donate to this worthy project and hopefully help to ensure our stay there next year and for many other pilgrims. Look forward to hearing how the appeal goes.
Buen Camino, Anne & Pat
 

elleley

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (16); Leon-Sarria, Ourense-SdC (17), Burgos-Leon (17), Porto-SdC (18), SalvadorPrimitivo(19)
Stayed there in 2018 and would stay there again...if they can reopen next year! Glad to contribute to hopefully help to make it happen. Thanks for the post IngridF and thank you Rebekah and Peaceable Projects for your love and support!! ❤ ✌
Ultreia! elle
 

billmatt

Camino Amigo
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Oct-Nov 2014
CF again Oct-Nov 2019
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Thank you for letting us know! We had a wonderful stay with them 3 days ago. The shared dinner with Brothers Daniel and Angel and a handful of peregrinos was heartwarming. We must do what we can to help them serve future pilgrims.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
Oh, my. I'm so sorry to hear about the plumbing issues! I hobbled into the albergue with sciatica this past spring. I was welcomed warmly and cared for so well. They gave me, without my having to ask, a first floor private room and charged me 5 Euros. They guided me to a nearby restaurant, which ironically was on fire when I got there. The whole experience there was beyond anything I could have expected.

And as a Benedictine Oblate, I'm so happy to donate what I can. Rebekah, please do keep us posted on your progress in this fundaising project!
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
I'm in! Just donated via PayPal. It was easy peasy. JUST DO IT!

I have never stayed at this albergue, but it very much deserves to be kept open. Please do what you can.

FYI - For US citizens... donating to Peaceable Project (PPI) gives you a charitable donation deduction on your US federal income taxes. In the US, PPI is an IRS registered tax exempt organization.

While this does not make a difference to me, it is nonetheless a consideration. Personally, I rather like the idea that, indirectly, the US is paying part of supporting our Camino, writ large.

At this time of each calendar / tax year, many US citizens are looking for creative ways to reduce what they have to send to Washington. IMHO, this is among the best there is.

Please do what you can. Any amount helps.

Thank you.

Hope this helps.
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
thank you all for your support. This is the biggest Ask that Peaceable has ever asked. Not sure if we can do it, but wow, initial response has been remarkable!
If I were a betting person, I would bet that you will meet the goal, Reb. The forum is an awesome bunch of people, and it’s just one of the groups who will surely jump in here. Let us know how it is going.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
thank you all for your support. This is the biggest Ask that Peaceable has ever asked. Not sure if we can do it, but wow, initial response has been remarkable!
Done. So happy to help keep it open for more ‘buen caminos ‘
Rebekah / I omitted to note the intended project on my transfer - I guess this msg will help
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I donated. But, based on the experience of other fundraising platforms, you may have a better chance of meeting your goal if you share somewhere your progress towards the goal. Maybe a thermometer, maybe a line graph. Sometimes, when people see that it is nearing completion they are motivated to donate (perhaps again) to push it over the line.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Just donated. I spent a very special night at the albergue in April 2018, shortly after they opened. The fathers were warm and gracious and my fellow pilgrims great companions. I was especially moved by mass in the gorgeous baroque church -- with the sisters singing Vespers and the pilgrim blessing following. One of the priests sang "Ultreia" a capella at the end. Something I'll long remember.

It's painful to think they may be forced to close after just two seasons, barely a year and a half. Being there is a special pilgrim experience that I hope others are able to enjoy. In my prayers that this project succeeds.
 

Stephen S

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to Burgos - April 2018
Burgos to Santiago - March/April 2019
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
 

Stephen S

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to Burgos - April 2018
Burgos to Santiago - March/April 2019
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to donate. I arrived at Albergue Santa Cruz on my camino this March physically and spiritually drained. The warm reception I received from Father Daniel, Father Bernard and volunteer Pepe renewed my spirit. It was the turning point in my camino and allowed me to continue on to Santiago. I hope this donation drive allows for the reopening of this wonderful place in the spring.
 

Rex

Pilgrim Trekker
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to Santiago (2013)
Lisboa to Santiago (2018)
via Francigena (1st Half ~ 6/2021)
Done... Supporting the priests and the sisters seems like the right thing to do, not to mention all the pilgrims who will be coming through Sahagun in the years ahead.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Thanks for sharing 🙏🏻
how can I be sure the donation goes to the albergue?
If you donate via PayPal, there will be a comment box. I typed "for Albergue Santa Clara, Sahagun" in the space.

Beyond that, I would trust Rebekah with my very life... No problems in that regard.
 

WalkingJane

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May and October 2015
(2015 October)
June 2018 Portuguese
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Thanks for the information. I've made a small donation.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
And that's only two days and 78 of us.
I hope it's only a few days more!
Reb, if it's slowing way down but the goal is in reach, please feel free to ask us again, OK? It'd be fun to push this over the top.
 

Phil Smith

Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2016)StJ to Viana (2017): Viana to Castrojeriz (2018) Castrojeriz to Leon
(2019) León to Sarria
Stayed here in April 2018. Just the sort of place and welcome that oozes Camino spirit. I hope my small donation, alongside the many already done, and the ones to come, will keep Father Daniel and co in business.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Come ON folks! According to Ivar there are several tens of thousands of members to this important forum, IIRC he told me 83,000 last spring. To be sure, there is a core of veterans who make up most of the material seen here. But, everyone can help. Every little bit helps.

IMHO, this is less about having a personal connection to this particular albergue, I don't BTW, than it is about ensuring that this particular, historic albergue remains available to all. Sahagun is the literal halfway point between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Santiago de Compostela.

This community of religious people have been providing hospitality to all comers on a donativo basis for centuries. This is an important stopping place for many pilgrims on their way to Santiago.

The buildings they are in are architectural treasures. As many of you know, any building needs to be lived in and used to remain "healthy." Vacant buildings quickly fall into ruin. In this case, that would be a cultural crime.

This would be a very sad commentary on the long history of the Camino, writ large, the patrimony of Spain, and a slap in the face to these good people who have devoted their very lives to helping others.

I understand that with most national, and regional governmental budgets very tight, along with creeping secularization, there may be rational reasons for the government not to step in. But, this renovation project, and the need to keep Albergue Santa Clara open is not for the use of most anyone else but US.

For those of you who have already donated, THANK YOU! To those of you who have not, think of it as giving yourself an early Christmas present. You WILL feel good about it...trust me.

Then there is all the good 'juju" or karma coming from the many prayers of thanksgiving to be offered for you by the religious community that you helped keep in the hospitality game. YOU KNOW they will offer many prayers for their benefactors. Prayers NEVER hurt.

Pretty please, JUST DO IT! Let's get their initial needs met, and provide more, so they can maintain a replacement reserve for other 'oopsies' and unpleasant surprises up the road.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and your generosity.
 
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David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
IMHO, this is less about having a personal connection to this particular albergue, I don't BTW, than it is about ensuring that this particular, historic albergue remains available to all.
I don't have a personal connection to this albergue, either. I approached this the way I would approach deciding how much to give at a donativo albergue: not according to what I have received but according to what I would like to be available for future pilgrims to receive. If you stay at a "bare bones" albergue and wish to have received more, therefore giving minimally, you only ensure that future pilgrims will receive the same "bare bones" experience. What we donate sets the level of what is available for future pilgrims.

So it is here, too. While I haven't stayed at this albergue personally, from all accounts it is the kind of accommodation that I want to be available for future pilgrims. On past pilgrimages I have benefited from the contributions that people before me had made. Now is my chance to "pay it forward". It is your chance, too.
 

IngridF

Intrepid Peregrina
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 2015 ,2017, 2019
Thanks for sharing 🙏🏻
how can I be sure the donation goes to the albergue?
Because we know Rebekah and the Peaceable
@Sara_Dhooma has just posted a YouTube video today of arriving at the Albergue Santa Cruz as she finishes the Camino Madrid this week. She gives a little tour of the albergue.
Video here
surprised Sara did not show the lovely chapel inside the albergue, as well nothing about the communal dinner in the evening after the Pilgrims mass and blessing. It's the one time you can easily get into the church of the Benedictine Nuns, that houses the coffins of King Alfonso and Princess Zaida his Favorite. She mentioned the Church of the Peregrina, which is also a very interesting museum and issues the "1/2 way Compostela" a very beautiful certificate. Sahagun is full of surprises worthwhile exploring.
 
Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
surprised Sara did not show the lovely chapel inside the albergue, as well nothing about the communal dinner in the evening after the Pilgrims mass and blessing. It's the one time you can easily get into the church of the Benedictine Nuns,
The evening Pilgrim's Mass in the Sister's chapel was moving -- but early Mass and sung Matins with the Sisters the next morning was even more moving -- precisely because these were services attended not by any peregrinos other than myself, so far as I could see, but only by the local faithful, instead! ... Probably the emotional high point of my September 2019 Meseta walk....

That this place doesn't get more Camino attention is just... sad.

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Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
surprised Sara did not show the lovely chapel inside the albergue, as well nothing about the communal dinner in the evening after the Pilgrims mass and blessing. It's the one time you can easily get into the church of the Benedictine Nuns, that houses the coffins of King Alfonso and Princess Zaida his Favorite.
The chapel's Royal sarcophagi....

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Nick B

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - May/June 2018
Portugese - (2019)
Norte - (2020)
Checked my credential and stayed Santa Cruz Sahagun May 29 2018, the priests booking me in whose names escape were quite helpful and the accommodation and serenity were much improved from the previous night at Ledigos.

The mass in the evening was moving and meal afterwards was very special with everyone helping out. Had a good yarn to the young trainee at dinner whose name I think was Antonio who had spent some time down here in Australia in 2014 as we talked sport, wine from the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains outside Sydney(he enjoyed Australia) Every time the door bell rang he'd tear off from the table to answer it, quite excitable at a potential new arrival.

Next day walked to Reliegos(took the wrong path with a German pilgrim) by memory but somehow missed bar Elvis, have a feeling it was 30 plus kms for the hot day.

The money will be raised I am sure hoping our contributions are enough, Santa Cruz is a great place to reflect as one heads across the Meseta. Santa Cruz Sahagun and the Albergue at Rabanal my two favourite nights on the Camino Frances, would highly recommend it to all pilgrims.

PS: Hi to Anne and Pat, hope you are well.
 
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Mark Di Marzio

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 -SJPP- Santiago .Oct/Nov
2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
Done ✅ Donated and shared .
I stayed at Santa Cruz in 2018 and I’m sad that it is under threat of closure .
I hope that a good outcome for the continuation of the albergue will happen / Mark x
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF14(21?)
Aussie Camino15
WHW15
CP16
CdelN Fin/Muxia18
GGW StCuthWay HadrWall CotswoldWay19
Checked my credential and stayed there May 29 2018, the priests booking me in whose names escape were quite helpful and the accommodation and serenity were much improved from the previous night at Ledigos.

The mass in the evening was moving and meal afterwards was very special with everyone helping out. Had a good yarn to the young trainee at dinner whose name I think was Antonio who had spent some time down here in Australia in 2014 as we talked sport, wine from the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains outside Sydney(he enjoyed Australia) Every time the door bell rang he'd tear off from the table to answer it, quite excitable at a potential new arrival.

Next day walked to Reliegos(took the wrong path with a German pilgrim) by memory but somehow missed bar Elvis, have a feeling it was 30 plus kms for the hot day.

The money will be raised I am sure hoping our contributions are enough, Santa Cruz is a great place to reflect as one heads across the Meseta. Sahagun and the Albergue at Rabanal my two favourite nights on the Camino Frances, would highly recommend it to all pilgrims.

PS: Hi to Anne and Pat, hope you are well.
G’day Nick, Great to hear from you, we have fond memories of bumping into a fellow Australian at Monte del Gozo and seeing you again in Santiago, after we had completed the Norte!
Hope all is well with you in Sydney.
Hope to see you again on The Way.
Best regards,
Anne & Pat
 

Nick B

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - May/June 2018
Portugese - (2019)
Norte - (2020)
See you on the Way down the path a little.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Does anyone know where to find the balance to see how this is doing?
 

Ian L

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances summer 2017 (SJPP to Fromista)
Camino Frances summer 2019 (Fromista to Santiago)
I've never stayed at Albergue Santa Cruz, but it looks like a great place that needs to remain open. I hope to get the chance to stay there after completing the Camino de Madrid!
 

Karen Cap

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
I’ve not stayed there. But I have donated. Peace.
 

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(10,11,17), Vasco(12), Salvador(13), CP(13), CN(14), Madrid (16), Mozarabe (18), VdlP(19)
The Camino is a gift. Even if the commercialization of routes like the Frances are changing the experience.

Over the last 10 years, I have been a beneficiary of the gifts a Camino has to offer. I have made new friends, been helped, helped others, continually learn more about myself, grown (imo) as a person etc.. The Camino will be an annual part of my life until I can no longer walk.

A donation is the easiest way to give back.
 

Rebekah Scott

Camino Busybody
Camino(s) past & future
Many, various, and continuing.
As of this evening (Saturday) we are at $6,609 of our 10,000 euro goal. One of our big national donor groups is stepping up soon, but there's still plenty of time. Fr. Daniel says any money that's over the 20,000 needed for the albergue plumbing will be used to help re-plumb the convent wing where the sisters live... the Benedictinas have been hosting pilgrims at this location for generations.

Thank you all for your good words, trust, and quick action.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPP-Fisterra (2014_18). Burgos-Astorga (2019). Sarria-Santiago (Jan 2020). CF 2020
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Donated! Members of my Camino family stayed there in June and raved about it. I hope to stay on my 2020 Camino...hope the fundraising is successful.
 

ginniek

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
frances 2017
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Donated just now. Everything about the complex needs to be not just saved, but fully stabilized for the long-term future. It's too bad the Vatican can't help--Euros 20,000 probably is sufficient for cigars and cognac for the Prelates every week.
 

AlexanderAZ

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017 (Sept/Oct): CF: SJPdP-->Fisterra-->Muxia (solo)
2019 (late Sept): CF: SJPdP-->Leon (honeymoon!)
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My wife and I stayed with Daniel and the other priests last week. We sat with him at the communal dinner. The entire experience was one of the highlights of our Camino! Donation has been made.
 

Mike-amino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
1st timer: Frances (April 2019)
Thanks for letting us know of this need! I teach at a Marist-run school in Atlanta and was lucky enough to stay at this albergue this past spring on my pilgrimage. At first, I thought I was getting special treatment here but quickly realized that they treat every pilgrim as special. This place embodies everything good about the Camino. It needs to stay open and thrive.
 

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henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
I’ve donated. I’ve never stayed there, but hope I’ve made some small contribution to it still being open next time I’m passing.

I’d raise the recommended donation from €5 if the financial position is as borderline as described. It’s admirable to run not-for-profit, but slightly shortsighted to have such a splendid facility be a victim of its own generosity.
 

Samantha07

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Volunteer/April 2018
Sarria/Santiago May 2018
SJPD/Finisterre May/June 2019
Volunteer/March 2020
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Just donated, thank you for sharing. I stayed here with friends in May, it was a highlight of my Camino and is such a special place xxx
 

Jackie Robinson

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First Time this year
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Done - wishing you good luck raising the full amount.
 

alhartman

346 joyful days in Spain and France since 2005
Camino(s) past & future
Hope so!
Note that this call for money is for only the 10,000 balance needed after a 10,000 bequest from a priest. The local grant-finding group (ADESCAS), the diocese, the Patrimonio, the Junta de Castilla y Leon, and the greater Benedictine Order have been approached for a 'no' or years timeline. So the big benefactors are not an option.

Glad so many of us have both the camino spirit and funds to help. I hope that the full amount will be raised. I have always liked the camino spirit!!
 

Rebekah Scott

Camino Busybody
Camino(s) past & future
Many, various, and continuing.
UPDATE: So far, 134 people have given $8,594 USD via PayPal. This total does not count the Euro contributions given via Los Angeles del Camino site, and it's dollars, not Euro... we need to go over the stated goal a bit to make the exchange!
These are INDIVIDUAL DONORS, and I said a prayer for every one of you as I filled in the receipts. It looks like we might make the $20,000 goal in only a few days' time!
The fathers are a little overwhelmed right now, none of us thought it would happen so fast, so we aren't putting up progress meters and breathlessly pushing this. This is Spain, after all, no place for people in a hurry.
You guys are amazing.
 

ElleP

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Future 2020
Hi, here is a call for help that went out today via Rebecah Scott to help the albergue. I don't post often and I don't know if this ok here. BUT so many pilgrims stay there on their way to Santiago and it would be a shame to loose this wonderful place. I have been hospi there (this past summer) and it is such an important place that ministers to all pilgrims.

here is the link to find out more and to donate! https://www.peaceableprojects.org/b...PKjQ6CFBqm2i9CJ88-hP89WsWy2SvSLZJHD2EU3el24RA
Donated.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
There are albergues, and the there are ALBERGUES. This is in the later group.

It is not only conveniently located, and very well run. It is ancient, historic, vital to the Camino story, and a keystone among other “original” religious-run albergues. Remember, back in the beginning ONLY the Church provided hospitality to passing pilgrims. Towns and private operators did not get into the hospitality business on the Camino until much later.

Santa Cruz is a remnant from a time long gone. Once it is gone, it is gone for good.

Thank you to all who have donated. Keep up the good work.

In fact, the next time you walk through Sahagun, make it a point to stop by, even if you are not staying there.

Refill your water bottles from their soon-to-be certified safe and sanitary water system. That official designation will be a singular point in their favor... “officially safe water....”

Leave a fiver in the donativo jar/box even if you did not stay there overnight. That will help secure their future viability. It’s only a couple of beers....

It also thumbs our collective noses at the bureaucrats who wanted to deprive us of this cultural treasure. I like this....
 
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