Pilgrim Credencials (Kredenzjal tal-Pellegrin) are available from XirCammini. Contact us here for more information how to acquire a Kredenzjal tal-Pellegrin.

The Kredenzjal will serve as evidence of having completed the walk.

Credencial of Don Juan Benegas

Historically the credencial was the equivalent of a ‘passport’ (hence the reason for it being sometimes referred to as a ‘pilgrim passport’). It was a document of ‘safe passage’ issued by a local government or ecclesiastical authority for persons travelling overseas. The record above is an early 17th century certificate of safe passage issued by Grandmaster Wignacourt to Don Juan Benegas who was travelling from Malta to visit holy shrines in Europe including Loreto, Rome and Santiago de Compostela.

Since this is a relatively short Camino that can be completed over 2 days, we have designed a Credencial that can accommodate a number of walks on it. A pilgrim may, using the same Credencial walk, for example, walk any of the following:

  • Maltese segment of the Camino Maltés
  • Universal Peace Walk 1543AD,
  • Sancti Pauli Apostoli
  • Itinerario de Mello
  • Melita Mariana

Another separate Credencial exists for the entire Camino Maltés which can be used by a pilgrim starting from Malta and intending to continue the 3,600km Camino Maltés across Sicily, Sardegna and Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The Credencial for the Mariae Melitensis, and other local heritage-faith walks mentioned above, is a different one.

Credencials, guidebooks and other pilgrim-hiker items can be order by following this link.