As a project developed by lay Catholics, Modern Catholic Pilgrim works to allow people to experience pilgrimage and hospitality in the Catholic tradition here in the United States. It is a Catholic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in San Diego, CA.

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San Diego Augustinian Advent Pilgrimage

Any and all in San Diego should join us for our pilgrimage in partnership with the Province of St. Augustine in California that will take place the morning of Saturday, December 21st before a barbecue lunch and celebration at the Augustinian monastery. Links to more information and the sign-ups are below.

Inaugural San Juan Capistrano Pilgrimage

MCP is hosting its first pilgrimage from Mission San Luis Rey to Mission San Juan Capistrano in honor of San Juan Capistrano's feast day. The pilgrimage will begin the morning of Saturday, October 19th and will end with Mass on Sunday.

Email for more information.

Sponsor a Pilgrim!

$40+ sponsors a pilgrim on one of our upcoming pilgrimages. Please consider making a donation so that a pilgrimage remains as accessible as possible. Further, sponsor's prayers and intentions are carried by the pilgrims as they travel.


These are the twin focuses of our project. The Modern Catholic Pilgrim (MCP) team strives to serve the universal Church by aiding all those interested in living out their Christian Witness through an embrace of the rich traditions of pilgrimage and hospitality.

Whether you feel called to set out on pilgrimage to a holy site or to be someone who hosts those pilgrims, we want to be supportive. Please, take some time to get to know the project and consider whether you are called to work with us to spread the practice of pilgrimage and Christian hospitality here in the United States. Together, we walk the road to Emmaus side by side with the risen Christ.


We are working constantly to prepare pilgrims to journey on routes already developed as well as to develop new routes.


Our pilgrims are served by staying with fellow Christians while on the road. Consider joining our ever growing ranks of parishes and individuals willing to embrace the pilgrim and grow in faith.


We have identified holy sites to which people can pilgrimage and also experience Christian hospitality.