9-Day pilgrimage with gabriel gonsalves

Fatima & Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

Dates: September 12–24, 2024 (12 days)
Start/End: Fatima, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Total Distance: 130 km over 7 walking stages
Highlights: Fatima Sanctuary, Tomar Templar sites, 7 stages of Portuguese Camino via the Spiritual Variant
Limited Spots: 7 Participants

Join us on this extraordinary 12-day pilgrimage from the Marian spiritual center of Fatima in Portugal to the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. As we walk the final 7 stages of the Portuguese Camino, you’ll have ample opportunities for self-reflection, spiritual recharging, inner healing and connecting with fellow pilgrims.

Journey Description

We invite you to join us on an extraordinary 12-day pilgrimage that begins in the spiritually significant Marian center of Fatima in Portugal and concludes at the revered shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We’ll be walking the Spiritual Variant of the Portuguese Camino, covering the final 130 kilometers. This journey, not only takes you through picturesque landscapes but also provides ample opportunities for self-reflection, spiritual recharging, and inner healing. As we stride side by side, you’ll find yourself bonding with fellow pilgrims, forging connections that often last a lifetime.

Our pilgrimage commences in Fatima, where we’ll spend two days immersed in its tranquil atmosphere, drawing inspiration from its rich religious history. Here, you’ll have the chance to soak in the grace of this sacred place and prepare yourself for the spiritual journey ahead. Next, we’ll visit the intriguing Templar town of Tomar, an historical gem rich with tales of the Knights Templar. This town serves as a fascinating portal to the past, allowing us to step back in time and learn more about its unique history.

Our journey then takes us across the border into Spain, where we cover seven distinct stages of the Camino. One of the highlights of our journey will be taking the boat to Padron, a town steeped in history and rich in spiritual significance. Each stage offers its own challenges and rewards, making our shared experiences all the more enriching.

Our pilgrimage culminates in two nights in the bustling city of Santiago. Here, amidst the lively atmosphere, we’ll celebrate the end of our journey, reflecting on the miles we’ve travelled together and the spiritual growth we’ve experienced. This journey promises to be a transformative experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

Who is this Pilgrimage For?

The Pilgrimage of the Heart is well-suited for individuals who:

  • Are on a spiritual journey and seek a deeper connection with God or Spirit
  • Aspire to become physically, mentally, and emotionally stronger
  • Possess an adventurous spirit and desire a unique vacation experience
  • Wish to escape their daily routine and gain a broader perspective on life
  • Enjoy having fun, exploring new locations, and meeting like-minded individuals

Itinerary

12/09 Arrival in Fatima Your arrival in Fatima, Portugal, will be on Thursday, September 12th. We’ll convene for dinner at 7:00 PM.

13/09 Morning Session – Visit the Fatima Sanctuary – We’ll start the day with a group session, then spend the remainder exploring the Basilica, Apparition Chapel, and various historical sites where Mother Mary reportedly appeared to three children in 1917.

14/09 Day Visit to Tomar & Evening Rosary – Post breakfast, we’ll visit Tomar, a Templar city known for its artistic and cultural heritage, including the Convent of Christ, a masterpiece of the Portuguese Renaissance. In the evening, we’ll participate in the Prayer of the Rosary.

15/09 Travel to Baiona – Following breakfast, we’ll travel from Fatima to Baiona, making a stop in Porto for lunch and a visit to the city’s main Cathedral.

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage via the Spiritual Variant

The pilgrims walk 130 km total on foot over the 7 walking days. This comes out to an average of 21.6 km walked per day. Most days range from 17-25 km, with a couple shorter days mixed in.

16/09 Stage 1 – Walk from Baiona to Vigo along the coast – 25 Km

17/09 Stage 2 – Walk from Vigo to Cesantes – 18 Km

18/09 Stage 3 – Walk from Cesantes to Pontevedra – 17.4 Km

19/09 Stage 4 – Walk from Pontevedra to Armenteira – 23.2 Km

20/09 Stage 5 – Walk from Armenteira to Vilanova de Arousa – 22.7 Km

21/09 Stage 6 – Travel from Vilanova de Arousa to Padron by Boat – 30.2 Km
Our journey will include a 28 Km boat ride to Pontecesures, followed by a 2.3 Km walk to Padron.

22/09 Stage 7 – Walk from Padron to Santiago de Compostela – 24.3 Km

23/09 Full Day in Santiago de Compostela
While in Santiago, you’ll have the chance to explore the Cathedral, Museum, and other historical sites. Additionally, you can attend the special pilgrim’s mass and receive the Compostela, the official acknowledgement of completing the Camino de Santiago.

24/09 Travel to Madrid / Granada / Your Next Destination
After breakfast, our journey continues to Madrid and then Granada. From Madrid, you can choose to return home or proceed to your next destination. Alternatively, you may continue to your next destination from Santiago.

Pricing & Reservations

Investment:

EUR 1,850 – Shared double room
EUR 2,190 – Private room

50% deposit to reserve your spot, balance due by Aug 1, 2024.

What’s Included

  • Transport from Fatima to Santiago
  • 11 nights accommodation along the route
  • Daily breakfast
  • Support vehicle for baggage transfers
  • Pilgrim’s Passport & Compostela certificate
  • Guidance from spiritual teacher Gabriel Gonsalves
  • Travel insurance

*Not included: Lunches, dinners, flights, tips

Reserve Your Spot

If you feel called to join us on this transformative journey, the first step is to schedule an intro call with Gabriel to see if it’s the right fit for you. To schedule your call, please contact Gabriel Gonsalves using the following details:

Gabriel Gonsalves
Tel: +34 634 266 440
Email: gabriel@gabrielgonsalves.com

We warmly invite you to join us on this pilgrimage of the heart!