The Order of Malta American Association presents the Baby Steps Camino™, a 3 day beach-walking pilgrimage from the historic Beaches Museum Chapel in Jacksonville Beach to Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine. Join us for Mass, Confession, Holy Hours, and pilgrim socials as we walk in this ancient method of prayer during the Holy Season of Advent. This pilgrimage is offered for the pilgrim’s personal spiritual growth and to raise awareness of the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, a primary work of the Order of Malta.
Located just 1,500 steps from the birthplace of Christ, Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem is a Catholic teaching hospital and state-of-the-art maternity and neonatal critical care center serving poor and at-risk families in the Holy Land.
In this region of conflict, the Hospital stands as a beacon of hope for families in the Bethlehem region, including refugees and residents of remote desert communities. Holy Family Hospital is a primary work of the Order of Malta, the world’s oldest Christian charity.
The COVID pandemic has greatly impacted the Holy Land. Only 10% of the workforce are receiving their salaries and neighborhoods are separated from one another with roadblocks. Your support will save the life of a premature infant in the NICU or give hope to a pregnant mother in need of prenatal care. Thank you for your support.