3 Days. 30 Miles. 3 Beaches.

 

Join us in a special celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, as we take a 30-mile walking pilgrimage from Jacksonville Beach to the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine. The Baby Steps Camino, organized by the Northeast Florida Area of the Order of Malta – American Association, will be an opportunity to engage in prayer and fellowship on this important feast day.

As we walk, we will also learn about the good works of Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, a maternity and neonatal critical care center located just 1,500 steps from the birthplace of our Lord. We hope you will join us for this blessed event.

 


Our Mission


To raise funds for Holy Family Hospital in the Holy Land, and to provide an Advent journey for your personal spiritual growth.


Register


Ready to lace up your walking shoes? Let us know you’re joining us! Pilgrims can register here at no cost.


Baby Steps Itinerary


Need more info? Click here for a detailed schedule of events, or see the pilgrimage overview below. For questions, please contact Susan Egan at (352) 615-2046.  We look forward to walking with you!

Friday, Day 1

8:00 am, Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 435 1st Ave. N, Jacksonville Beach.  Pilgrims gather in Parish Hall after Mass for instructions, snacks and drinks.
9:30 am, Begin walking to Mickler’s Landing.
3:00 pm, Holy Hour at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 545 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
4:00 pm, Pilgrim social, Mulligans Pub, 45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Saturday, Day 2

8:30 am, Mass at Mickler’s Landing for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
9:45 am, Begin walking to Exxon station, 2700 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
3:00 pm, Holy Hour at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 545 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
4:00 pm, Pilgrim social at Nona Blue Modern Tavern, 325 Front St., Ponte Vedra Beach

Sunday, Day 3

8:00 am, Begin walking at the Exxon station, 2700 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.  Arrive at The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios.
12:30 pm, Tour of the Shrine grounds with docent.
1:30 pm, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
2:30 pm, Closing Mass.

 

Baby Steps Camino Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital