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Pilgrimage: El Camino 
Fri., March 9-Sat., March 17, 2018

Pilgrimage: El Camino is a spring break walking pilgrimage along the last 100 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in Northern Spain, the most famous pilgrimage in the Western World. Pilgrims will walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, averaging 12 to 15 miles per day, staying in comfortable accommodations in small villages each night. The pilgrimage will draw on the rich Catholic spirituality that has shaped the route for many centuries as a means of introducing students to profound spiritual questions around meaning, purpose, prayer, and well-being. The program involves a spring semester half-unit course that introduces students to the religious, cultural, and aesthetic landscape of the region, and will help students cultivate their own spiritual practices and reflective imaginations. The hope is that each pilgrim will emerge from the experience with a deeper spiritual life and a greater sense of purpose and place in the world. The pilgrimage will be co-led by Craig Kocher, university chaplain, and Patrick Schweiger, study abroad manager.

Questions? Contact

Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher
University Chaplain