- Exchanging a benefactor’s alms for a pilgrim’s palms folded in prayer & penance is an intregal part of pilgrimage journey. Since time immemorial pilgrims have depended on the charity of fellow Christians for food, supplies, lodging, transportation — and prayers in return. Pilgrimage without sponsorship is, traditionally, unknown.
Pilgrims and their sponsors can use the alms for palms webform to pay the registration fee — which allows the pilgrim to walk without taxing his budget and the sponsor to walk away with a tax deduction.
Alternately, pilgrims simply beg benefactors to provide them directly with the cash to cover the costs of pilgrimage. In exchange, the pilgrim promises to bring the intentions of his benefactors to the destination shrine in prayer & penance along The Way.
No soul or family is to be turned away from the pilgrimage for want of a fee.