2022 Annual Baby Steps Camino Welcomes Over 250 Pilgrims
December 7, 2022 • Diocese of St. Augustine

The Order of Malta’s 6th Annual Baby Steps Camino was held Dec. 2-4, 2022. 

“Pilgrims making their way to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine.” Photo by Fran Ruchalski

The three-day, 30-mile beach walking pilgrimage from St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche was attended by over 250 pilgrims who enjoyed picture perfect weather and beach conditions.  After three days of walking, two Holy Hours, two Masses and two socials, the pilgrims arrived at the Shrine to greet Our Lady of La Leche. They enjoyed a hearty meal and boarded Old Town Trolleys for a ride to the Cathedral Basilica for the closing Mass. The pilgrim prayer intentions were brought to the feet of Our Lady at the Shrine then carried in procession to the altar at the closing Mass. The Baby Steps Camino was conceived as an opportunity for the personal spiritual growth of the pilgrims during the season of Advent.

“A pilgrim walks the shoreline on the Baby Steps Camino.”

The 7th Annual Baby Steps Camino is planned for Dec. 8-10, 2023. Go to https://www.babystepscamino.com/ for more info and updates.