Catholic Charities of California Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that represents the twelve local Catholic Charities Organizations in California at the state level. Every year, these organizations provide more than 1.5 million professional social services to Californians who need help. We started the Pilgrimage Program as a way to raise additional funds for our statewide programs and their efforts. In May of 2017 we offered our first two walking pilgrimages along The Camino de Santiago in Spain and The Via Francigena in Italy. Since then we have expanded to offer both walking and non-walking pilgrimages in 5 countries. Over the years we have built a reputation for providing excellent service and transformative pilgrimage experiences. Some of our pilgrims have joined us on pilgrimage as many as four times! Our goal is to expand our program to include more pilgrimage opportunities in different countries.
We hope you join us on a pilgrimage!
“I had never taken a walking trip like that where you walk 10 miles a day and the walking was pretty fantastic!”
— Dean, The Camino de Santiago