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Pilgrimage: A Circular Journey

St. James’ Day Celebration Program*

July 23-26, 2021

(*Program as of 07/21/21, subject to change)

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NOTE: You will not receive a paper copy of the program. If you want a paper copy, print one at home and bring it with you. 

 

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For a printable copy of the program (pdf), download this file: July 21, 2021 Program.

Friday, July 23

Time

2:00-7:00 p.m.

3:00-4:30 p.m.

 

5:00-5:50 p.m.

 

6:00-6:45 p.m.

 

7:00-7:10 p.m.

 

7:15-8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

8:05-8:25 p.m.

8:30-9:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:20-9:45 p.m.

 

 

Event

Check-in

Guided Walk: Camino Waking Up the Echoes (4.3 miles)

Two-Minute Talks by Celebration attendees

 

Dinner featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

Welcome Remarks

 

Medieval Pilgrims: Who Wrote, What Did They Tote? George Greenia, William & Mary Institute for Pilgrimage Studies

  • What did medieval pilgrims take on their journeys to read and write? What do we take … and should we?

Two-Minute Talks by Celebration attendees

El Camino: the Gift that Keeps Giving, Dan Mullins

Dan hosts My Camino - the Podcast, a weekly discussion focused on pilgrims' journeys from across the globe.  Dan will share some of the insights and testimony he's collected across almost 250 episodes and nearly one million downloads. 

Two-Minute Talks by Celebration attendees

Location

Le Mans Hall lobby

Le Mans Hall west entrance

 

Rice Commons               (Student Center)

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

Carroll Auditorium

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

Saturday, July 24

Time

6:30-7:00 a.m.

7:00-8:15 a.m.

 

8:15-10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00-11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00-12:45 p.m.

 

 

1:00-1:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00-4:50 p.m.

 

 

5:00-5:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00-7:15 p.m.

 

 

7:30-9:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

9:30-10:30 p.m.

 

Event

Coffee available for early-risers

Breakfast featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

Guided Walk (Choose One)

  • Camino St. Mary’s Primitivo (3.4 miles)
  • Camino in the Bend/Camino White Water (6.2 miles)
  • Camino du Lac/Our Lady of the Lake (3.4 miles)
  • Camino North Country (5.5 miles)
  • Camino Chat for those not walking

 

Pilgrimage in Place, Annie O'Neil

  • Can we have a pilgrimage when we can't leave our homes? What is pilgrimage anyway? This time we spend together may leave us with more questions than answers, but it can be a good place to start.

 

Lunch with Spanish-inspired dishes

 

 

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • The Images We Take, The Things We Leave Behind, Megan Muthupandiyan
    • Pilgrimage is chock full of stories, but some of the most powerful ones are least accessible, tightly wrapped up the images emblazoned into our memories of the things we've seen and the artifacts we leave behind. In this creative workshop, pilgrims will be offered a guided space to tell these less accessible but no less important stories.
  • Update on the American Pilgrims Grants Program, Michael Gardner and John Kennedy
    • Michael and John are two Charlotte, NC American Pilgrims members who started a grassroots effort to promote the value of the grants program. They'll show a 17-minute video followed by a discussion of how membership and donations are keeping the Camino alive.
  • Live from the Camino, Francesca Murphy (live) and Dave Whitson (virtual)
    • Francesca will have just returned from her 2021 Camino adventure, which included parts of the Camino Olvidado, San Salvador and Primitivo. A much-enjoyed speaker for her wit and wisdom, she presents the Camino with humor and fascinating personal stories. If all goes well (and there’s no guarantee), podcaster Dave will Zoom in "live" from France with an on-the-ground report from four weeks on the route originating in Le Puy-en-Velay.
  • Can Pilgrimage Be a Hero's Journey Alexander John Shaia (virtual)
    • Alexander will call in live from Muxia, Galicia. We will explore the necessary ingredients and the four paths in every journey of transformation, including the Camino. Of particular import is the fourth path, how we come home from the journey.

 

 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • The Wisconsin Camino, Stacey Wittig
    • The Wisconsin Way is a pilgrimage route loosely -based on the Camino de Santiago. Veteran pilgrim Stacey journeyed along this American pilgrimage route after Covid-19 canceled her flight to France last fall. She returned to Wisconsin last month and walked with Jorge and Iris Cortes who will join her for Q&A after the presentation. The Wisconsin Way is a surprising alternative for those not ready to walk in Europe this year.
  • We Are All Pilgrims: Lost and Found Along The Way, Willie Williams
    • The Camino offers us the chance to toss the old hurts, old ways of looking at life and the junk thinking that needlessly weighs us. Willie has walked 1,200 miles on the Camino. Why? It's not about what's gained, but about what's lost along the Way-old behaviors, unforgiveness and a tendency to play God. Attendees will receive a copy of Willie's newly- released book, Lost and Found Along The Way.
  • A Way to Forgiveness: Finding Healing Along the Camino, Erin Dooley (virtual)
    • To heal from her divorce, Erin walked the Camino, discussing forgiveness with fellow pilgrims. In her presentation, she will share what she learned about forgiveness and show clips of her documentary.
  • Life Bending Experience, Kurt Koontz (virtual)
    • Author of A Million Steps, Kurt will discuss his first Camino in 2012, his 2013 book, his second Camino in 2015, and how all of these experiences changed his life.
  • The Spirit of the Camino, Victor Prince (virtual)
    • Learn how the "Spirit of the Camino" printed on the back of the American Pilgrims pilgrim credential inspired Victor to write his leadership book, The Camino Way.

Film: Camino Skies, followed by Q&A with filmmakers Noel Smyth and Fergus Grady                               

Spanish Wine Connoisseur Class, Tim Ruys, Ruth's Chris Steak House

  • Tim will discuss all you wanted to know about the wines of the Camino, including color taste, aroma, vintage, varieties, grapes, regions, pricing and more. Wine sampling included!

Dinner featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

 

The Music that Unites Us, Dan Mullins

  • Dan will present a selection of songs and stories to inspire and entertain. (virtual)
  • Special Guests-The Pilgrim Ensemble

Two-Minute talks by Celebration attendees

OR

Evening walk to Notre Dame at the candlelit grotto (2.4 miles)

Location

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

All walks meet outside by Le Mans Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium (Madeleva Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 254 AB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 254 AB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 210

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 211

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleva 207

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

Stapleton Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

Meet outside by Le Mans Hall

Sunday, July 25 - The Feast of St. James

Time

6:30-7:00 a.m.

7:00-7:55 a.m.

 

8:00-10:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30-11:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00-12:50 p.m.

 

 

1:00-1:25 p.m.

 

1:30-2:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2:20-2:35 p.m.

 

2:40-3:10 p.m.

3:15-3:30 p.m.

 

4:00-4:50 p.m.

 

 

5:30-5:55 p.m.

 

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

7:15-8:00 p.m.

 

8:00-8:55 p.m.

Event

Coffee available for early-risers

Breakfast featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

Guided Walk (Choose One)

  • Camino St. Mary’s Primitivo (3.4 miles)
  • Camino in the Bend/Camino White Water (6.2 miles)
  • Camino du Lac/Our Lady of the Lake (3.4 miles)
  • Camino North Country (5.5 miles)
  • Camino Chat for those not walking

 

Give Back to the Community! (Service Project-Choose One)

  • Yikes! . . . Bikes!
    • Working in small groups, help St. Mary's evaluate abandoned bicycles and transform them into a bike fleet future students can use on guided bike explorations. If you want to learn about bike repair or have some repair skills, we definitely need your help! An expert bike mechanic will be on hand - so no experience is necessary - but participants may wish to have some familiarity with basic tools.
  • Sustainable Farm
    • Help the College and its sustainable farm! Under the guidance of farmer Debra, help maintain the College's new sustainable farming initiative bringing fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to the college community. This activity will require moderate mobility and ability to bend and stand for extended periods. All supplies including gardening gloves will be provided.
  • Potted Joy for Assisted Living
    • Help bring joy to those who live at a local assisted living and nursing facility. Paint mugs that are being repurposed for plants and then add succulents to create a little indoor joy for those who may not be able to go outside. No previous experience required. All materials including paints, pots and succulents will be provided.

(if you don't want to get your hands dirty)

  • Climbing the Himalayas & Life as a Sherpa, Prakash Sapkota
    • Prakash will discuss his life as a Sherpa in the Himalayan Mountains and walking in high altitude for work and inspiration. While he has never walked a Camino, he is interested in the similarities and contrasts to hiking in the Himalayas.

Lunch with Spanish-inspired dishes

 

What’s New with American Pilgrims on the Camino, Chairman Dave Donselar 

Dining and Dying on the Way to Santiago: The Evidence from Pilgrim CemeteriesGeorge Greenia,  William & Mary Institute for Pilgrimage Studies

  • Archeologist Patxi Pérez Ramallo is opening the tombs of pilgrims under the Cathedral to examine their diets and cause of death.

Update from Spain, Notable Camino and Tourism Officials

Shell Ceremony

Group Photo

 

Catholic Mass celebrating the Feast of St. James, Monsignor William Schooler

 

Camino in the Holy Year, Johnnie Walker (virtual)

Dinner featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

Flamenco Music and Dancing with wine & cheese, Sponsored by Visit South Bend

Spanish Guitar, Marco Villarreal, Sponsored by Visit South Bend

 

Location

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

All walks meet outside by Le Mans Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between Holy Cross Hall & the Security Hut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Farm at                Saint Mary's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belles Backyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

Carroll Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carroll Auditorium

Carroll Auditorium

Steps of Le Mans Hall

 

Basilica of the Sacred Heart-Notre Dame

 

Rice Commons

 

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

Tent outside Le Mans Hall

 

Tent outside Le Mans Hall

Monday, July 26

Time

6:30-7:00 a.m.

7:00-8:15 a.m.

 

8:30-10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00-11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:50-12:00 p.m.

Event

Coffee available for early-risers

Breakfast featuring Spanish-inspired dishes

 

Guided Walk (Choose One)

  • Camino St. Mary’s Primitivo (3.4 miles)
  • Camino in the Bend/Camino White Water (6.2 miles)
  • Camino du Lac/Our Lady of the Lake (3.4 miles)
  • Camino North Country (5.5 miles)
  • Camino Chat for those not walking

 

The Circular Journey: Going Home, Mary Rooney

  • Mary will share her takeaways from her many Caminos over the last 20 years. Two years ago she led a group of six women and walked the entire French route to celebrate her 80th birthday. Mary will help Celebration participants focus on the positives of the weekend's event and ways to take meaningful use of the Camino experiences home with us.

Closing Remarks

 

¡Buen Camino!

Location

Noble Family Dining Hall (Student Center)

 

All walks meet outside by Le Mans Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Commons

 

Rev 07/21/2021