In August 2007 and before the remains of Santiago el Mayor in Compostela, MI Mr. D. Jenaro Cebrián Franco (RIP), diocesan delegate of Pilgrimages, Canon of the SAMI Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela asked us to found an organization in honor to Santiago el Mayor in Chile, who would promote the figure of the Apostle and who could advise future pilgrims from these lands to the apostolic tomb, thus initiating the work informally. In December 2015, a group of young professionals committed to the cause legally founded it on May 23, 2016.
Since then we have organized dozens of talks, meals and walks to make the Camino known and bring together pilgrims from all over Chile.
We were declared an Association of Public Interest by the Ministry General Secretary of Government (Chile); Recognized by the Xunta de Galicia (Spain) as an Association for the Promotion of the Camino de Santiago and this same Government thanked us with the 2019 Camino de Santiago Award as the best International Association.
Our mission is to defend, promote and disseminate the values of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Chile as a World Heritage Site and thus guarantee its conservation and transmission in the best possible conditions to future generations. We also seek to help future pilgrims in Chile and bring together all lovers of the Camino.
Any person who loves the Camino and the Jacobean cause can be part of the Circle, without any distinction.