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Ultreia! Twelve Days and 250 Kilometers Toward Santiago and Lisbon with the Lay Consecrated Men

The word “Ultreia” is derived from the Latin word “ultra,” which means “beyond” or “farther.” In the Camino de Santiago context, “Ultreia” is a rallying cry of sorts for the pilgrims travelling along the Way of Saint James, a network of ancient pilgrimage routes leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela .

Ultreia 2023 is a special Camino de Santiago experience designed by the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi for young men. Over twelve days and 250 kilometers, the participants have the opportunity to experience spiritual growth, contact with nature, sports, and friendship. The itinerary follows part of the Northern Way, the Lebaniego Way, and the Original Camino, including places such as Santander, Liébana, Mogrovejo, Lugo, and Santiago de Compostela. After reaching the goal of Santiago, those who wish can continue to Lisbon for World Youth Day.

Ultreia aims to be more than just a physical walk, encouraging spiritual growth and personal encounter with oneself, with other pilgrims, and with God. The Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi are promoting fellowship, contemplation of nature, and prayer along the way. Ultreia offers the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle James and to discover the value of community and friendship on this Way.

More than an adventure, it is a chance to reflect on one’s life, find spiritual answers, and deepen in one’s faith. Participation in World Youth Day also provides a global perspective and the possibility to connect with young Catholic from all over the world.

The Spain of Martyrs, Missionaries and Mystics

The Northern Way, also known as “The Spain of Martyrs,” consists of five stages along the northern coast, offering moments for fellowship, contemplation of nature, and reflection. The Lebaniego Way, “The Spain of Missionaries,” includes two stages through the Picos de Europa, where the pilgrims will venerate the oldest relic of the Holy Cross in existence, which is preserved in Liébana. The Original Camino, “The Spain of Mystics,” comprises four stages, bringing the pilgrims to the tomb of the Apostle James, the end of the pilgrimage.

However, the participants will also have the opportunity to join , sharing experiences with young people from all over the world and strengthening their faith through the organized events and the meeting with Pope Francis.

For more information, prices, and registration for the Ultreia pilgrimage, visit their or email [email protected].


Original article published in Spanish here.

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Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!