Archdiocese of Santa Fe Pilgrimages for Vocations
"Be imitators of me as I am of Christ", 1 Corinthians 11:1
May Pilgrimage: May 11, 2019
The May Pilgrimage is a one day event held the Saturday before Mother's Day. The four routes begin from Trampas, Cordova, Pojoaque, and Holy Family. The starting times are staggered so all pilgrims finish at the same time at the Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, NM for a closing Mass at 10am.
June Pilgrimage: June 2 - June 8, 2019
The Pilgrimage for Vocations started in 1973 with the main goal being prayer and sacrifice for vocations especially to the priesthood and religious life. The pilgrimage has continued to take place during the first week in June each year. The five routes of the June Pilgrimage are Albuquerque, Chama, Costilla, Estancia, and Bernal. All routes finish at the Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, NM.
It takes one week to complete the 100 mile pilgrimage, with men and women (on separate routes) walking about 20 miles each day. Pilgrims sleep in parish halls or school gyms located on the way to Chimayo with local church organizations or families providing meals for the pilgrims. Closing activities with the Archbishop of Santa Fe begin at 9:30 AM in Chimayo on the Saturday concluding the pilgrimage.