Online: Northern California Chapter, The Knights Templar and their Connection to the Camino

Nov 13, 2020 4:00PM—5:30PM


Northern California Chapter's Zoom Room

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If the story of the Knights Templar were a novel, it would be a page-turner full of adventure, courage, fidelity, betrayal, and revenge. But the story is not a novel, it’s history. It actually happened.

Did you know that the Templars protected pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem and then later to Santiago? Have you heard the story of heroic Jacques de Molay? Do you know of places along the Camino where the Templars left signs for us to discover? Did you know that Friday the 13th became a harbinger of bad luck because of what happened to the Templars?

The Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino invites you to a recounting of the story of the Templars and their last Grand Master Jacques de Molay. Join us to connect with a time when the stream of pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela was reaching its peak.

To connect with this moment in the Camino’s 1,000-year history and to immerse yourself in the spirit of those who walked before us, please join us for a Zoom meeting on Friday the 13th at 4:00 PM. Once you register, you will be sent a Zoom link which will be your passport into the meeting. Please enter the Zoom meeting 5 to 10 minutes before 4:00 PM so we can begin on time.

Presenter Bio: Emilio Escudero is a founding and active member of our NorCal chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino. He served on the American Pilgrims board of directors and continues to support the work of chapters all around the country. He is a retired psychotherapist, began walking the Camino in 2007, and loves medieval Spanish history. He likes to take pictures, and in the many presentations he has made, he shares his pictures and insights on what it means to be a pilgrim.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday the 13th!