The Croatian confraternity of St. James is following in the footsteps of Croatian confraternities who were helping pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela since 1203 AD. We are a small but active group of enthusiasts who wishes to promote the Camino de Santiago and a rich spiritual experience it provides.
Our Confraternity is the official Croatian representative at the Archicofradía Universal del Apóstol Santiago at Santiago de Compostela. We’ve published the Croatian Credential, organized several pilgrimages to Santiago, participated in international conferences and are actively engaged in several project. The most significant one is Camino Croatia.
If you need help or advice regarding the Camino de Santiago or if you’re interested in cooperation please contact us, we’d love to get in touch.
The project aims to restore medieval pilgrimage routes leading from Croatia to Santiago de Compostela. It is not just about marking the path but to provide an intense “Camino experience” and an opportunity for pilgrims to discover Croatia’s rich cultural, historical and religious heritage set in some of the most beautiful natural scenery imaginable.
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Official approved by the Pilgrim Office at Santiago de Compostela the Croatian Credential – pilgrim passport, can be used on all Camino routes. You can get it in our webshop.
Its design is inspired by Croatian tradition, with red and white checkerboard, traditional Croatian medieval pattern to the rosette on St. James cathedral in Šibenik, on UNESCO World Heritage List. It also features a map of Croatian churches, dedicated to St. James.
Camino “Prayer Arrows”
An opportunity to send prayer requests to pilgrims walking the Camino. After praying a short prayer for specific prayer request, (a kind of prayer arrow), the pilgrim would place a pebble near the Camino road marker, then take a photo and posted it back as a reply to each prayer request on Facebook.