About Pilgrim House
The Pilgrim House Welcome Center was borne out of a desire to offer a place for the wandering heart and searching soul.
It is a simple fact that one’s life and soul require attention, attention that is oftentimes lacking. And because of this, the Camino frequently happens to be so much more than a simple walk through Spain. The extended time away from routines and distractions allows the “stuff” of life to finally get our attention. And all of this “stuff” necessitates time and space to sort out. It is exactly this “time and space” that we offer here at Rua Nova 19. The Welcome Center is not only a place for weary pilgrims to find respite from their travels, but more importantly, a place to find the space needed to sit with whatever is stirring in their hearts.
Though our focus is on the personal internal journey of the Camino, we offer a number of services to help make your transition back home easier and less distracting.
– bag check and storage
– printing of boarding passes
– free wifi
– a kitchenette for food prep
– communal space to visit and catch up with fellow pilgrims
– a quiet space for meditation, reading, journaling, praying
– scheduled meditation services
We believe at the heart of our own journeys and pilgrimages is the love of the Creator. He is the originator and essence of rich living and deeper connection. It is through the mystery of Jesus Christ that we are continually finding that life is more; that it is deeper and wider and higher than we have imagined. We know that there is redemption, we know there is hope and we know there is renewal. We also know that it’s not found in ideas, philosophies, or theologies. It is only found in an actual personal relationship with the Creator. Yeah, we know the craziness of it all, but we also know the reality of it.
However, we are not here to convince you that we are right or that you need to see things our way. All pilgrims are welcome in Pilgrim House, we’re here to offer a helping hand and a listening ear along The Way.
Whatever you need, our doors are open.