Video of 2015 Camino San Francisco


Caminos date back many centuries and are layered with meaning.

For some, a camino might simply be about physical exercise and adventure. For others it might be about the journey within, a spiritual journey.

For others it might be about meeting people and making new friends. The reasons are many and all to be respected.

The Camino San Francisco is modeled on the world famous Spanish Camino de Santiago and incorporates many of its features.

The Camino San Francisco is so named because it is seeks to elicit in participants an experience of the spirit that inspired Monsignor Hawes in his life and architectural works, namely the spirituality of St Francis of Assisi that honours and respects the natural environment and our place within it.

At this time the Camino San Francisco is an event held every one or two years. The first was in 2015 and was a two day walk from Northampton to Geraldton (See vodeo above). In 2018 the Camino San Francisco will be a repeat of the 2015 Camino from Northampton to Geraldton via the Chapman Valley.

In time, it is hoped that pilgrims will walk, cycle or ride the Camino San Fancisco individually or in groups as is the case for the Camino de Santiago.

To Register for the 2018 Camino San Francisco go to Registration





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* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity

This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation. It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ. In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.

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