Abiquiu, NM

Discover the many benefits found in the ancient art and practice of Christian pilgrimage during Holy Week, March 31 - April 5, 2015 at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in the painted desert of northern New Mexico.

The program will include Preparation for Pilgrimage, Tuesday, March 31 - Thursday, April 2, 2015, offering a morning pilgrimage to Casa del Sol, the spiritual retreat center of Ghost Ranch; and Holy Week Pilgrimage & Prayer, beginning with the ancient practice of footwashing on Maundy Thursday evening (April 2), a Good Friday pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo with hundreds of other pilgrims;  observance of Holy Saturday, and an early morning departure to Christ in the Desert monastery to celebrate Easter with the Benedictine community of monks. 

Brett Webb-Mitchell, a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) will lead the week-long pilgrimage program.  He has been on numerous pilgrimages all over the world and in 2007 began the religious non-profit School of the Pilgrim (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com), leading church groups on pilgrimages here and abroad. He has authored three books on pilgrimage: “Follow Me”, (NY Seabury Press); “School of the Pilgrim”, (Louisville W/JKP); and soon to be published “Practicing Pilgrimage”, (Eugene: Cascade Books). 

Cost of the program is $365 for Preparation for Pilgrimage and $550 for Holy Week Pilgrimage and Prayer and includes lodging and meals. A 20% discount is available for those who register for both programs. To register, visit www.GhostRanch.org

Ghost Ranch is a national education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Northern New Mexico.  Its synergy of beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality make it like no other place in the world.