Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Original artwork based on your pilgrimage or other travel photos.

Pilgrim House in Santiago

I had a nice conversation with @natefaith at Pilgrim House a while back (finally got the time to edit and publish this now)

 

Attachments

  • thumbnail.jpg
    thumbnail.jpg
    106.6 KB · Views: 3

Peregrinopaul

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Madrid/Sanabres/Frances reverse(2018)
There's a thread active now about what you regret about your camino. Well ... in my case not visiting Pilgrim House! Next time for sure.
I don't know why, but I was surprised that @natefaith are young! Good on ya!
 
Original artwork based on your pilgrimage or other travel photos.
Rent a house in Santiago (1 month minimum)
300m from the cathedral and around the corner from the fresh food market in Santiago. Perfect place to tele commute from (1GB symmetrical connection).
Thank you Ivar for this video visit and interview with Nate & Faith in their beautiful space for pilgrims. I had a lovely visit over a cup of tea at their kitchen table after my last camino in 2019. I'd been trying each year but until my visit in 2019, I had always arrived in Santiago on a Wednesday or Sunday :) Wishing them well and hope to visit again in 2022!
 
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets

david g

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
camino frances/finistere sept 2012
Frances May 2015
Aragones/Portugese May 2016
Primitivo July 2017
For me, being in Santiago is never complete without a visit to Pilgrim House. It’s such a welcome sanctuary when you’re feeling a bit scattered and need a place to just sit and chill. Nate did a great job of listening to me after a less than perfect Camino a few years back when I just needed to get things off my chest. Wonderful people, wonderful place.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Is this a faith based service or non religious?
My understanding is that the organization behind Pilgrim House may be faith-based, but there is no evangelism whatsoever. It is simply a nice place to visit and chat, know that you are welcome, and get any help or information you might need. It is rather like the Camino itself - historically faith-based but genuinely welcoming and engaging for people from all backgrounds and beliefs. That mixture of tolerance has been a lesson for me, a non-believer.
 

Jeff Robinson

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Is this a faith based service or non religious?
I have stopped by The Pilgrim House every year since my first Camino in 2014 including January 2020 but they were not open. (Thanks, Nate and Faith for the wi-fi I was able to use while sitting outside your window.) You pose a very good question. My answer to your question is simply “Yes!”. My guess is that you may not know what I mean by “Yes” to an either-or question. In which case, I suggest you stop in and say hello at the end of your Camino.
Buen Camino!
 
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

S.Duffenais

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
My understanding is that the organization behind Pilgrim House may be faith-based, but there is no evangelism whatsoever. It is simply a nice place to visit and chat, know that you are welcome, and get any help or information you might need. It is rather like the Camino itself - historically faith-based but genuinely welcoming and engaging for people from all backgrounds and beliefs. That mixture of tolerance has been a lesson for me, a non-believer.
Thanks. That is helpful information.
 

natefaith

Moderator
Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
2009
Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. It has been a privilege for us to meet you all after your Camino. Look forward to seeing everyone next time.

In a way, watching the video reminded me of what happens in Pilgrim House quite a bit - people sitting on the couch and talking. Now you've gotten a really good feel for what that looks like, ambient noise and all. :)
 
Last edited:
2021 Camino Guides
Most all Camino authors have decided to use 2020 guides for 2021, with free PDF files with updates coming in the spring. Get yours today.
Donation to the Forum
A donation to this forum helps it continue to exists and also removes all ads for you.

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
I have visited Pilgrim House several times, after my various caminos. To some, they may provide services without evangelism. To me, they provide a place to share a faith-based perspective on the meaning of my Christian pilgrimage.
 
Last edited:

truenorthpilgrim

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
I love the Pilgrim House. It's an inclusive, welcoming and caring landing pad for people of all backgrounds and walks of faith. I love to cook a meal, do laundry, journal in the front room, and generally just collect myself after months of walking. I'm not Christian or "religious", but I'd like to think they represent who Jesus really was: caring, accepting, non-judgmental and loving...no matter who you are.

Can't wait to see you guys again..... (ps, loving the patio 💜 )
 
Last edited:

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 100 ratings
Downloads
15,117
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,778
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,600
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top