For many people a pilgrimage is a chance to reconnect, to take time out to focus not on the destination but on our own life and that of others that we aspire to be like. Both the distance and the beauty and wonder of the natural environment contributes to this experience, as does the comradeship of fellow travellers.
Adventurous Women® are proud to have have been providing supported Camino Salvado Pilgrim Trail walks in Western Australia for a number of years.
The trail follows in the footsteps of Dom Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine monk pilgrimage from St Josephs Church in suburban Subiaco to establish New Norcia in 1846. The Camino Salvado follows the Swan River through historical Guildford, along the mighty Avon River and through numerous National Parks, farms and local small communities within the region and features incredible displays of wildflowers during Spring
Adventurous Women® are now immensely proud to add another Australian Camino to our line up.
The Aussie Camino® is a pilgrimage route from Portland in Victoria to Penola in South Australia.
Similar to the traditions of Europe's Camino de Santiago de Compostela, this walk is inspired by the life and journeys of Australia's Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods. Saint Mary's life is a wonderful study of a woman who carried many crosses in her life and responded to the challenges through her faith and her courage. People find strength and encouragement in their own lives through her examples of faith, forgiveness and kindness.
It is most appropriate that this Camino begins in Portland, where Mary gained Catholic teaching experience and finishes at Penola where it all began.