We posted some details about Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France in our most recent story-of-the-week (you really should check it out here). It is a beautiful mountain town located in the shadow of the Pyrénées, just a few miles from the Spanish border. The 17th century Mendiguren Citadel crowns one hillside overlooking the village.

The most celebrated gate of the citadel is the one pictured here. Porte St-Jacques, or the “Gate of Saint James,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a significant feature of the Santiago de Compostela and marks a first engagement with this historic trail for many pilgrims.


The synagogue of Capernaum, Israel is a prominent feature of the Jesus Trail. We’ll be walking this historic trail in January of 2019. Stops include Nazareth, Cana, Magdala, and Capernaum. If you are interested in joining us click here for more information or email me directly at But move quickly, the window for signing-up is closing soon.