Online: Southern Oregon Chapter, Camino class at OLLI SOU, Session 2

Jan 28, 2021 3:30PM—5:00PM


On Zoom (Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Center at Southern Oregon University, Ashland)

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For 1200 years the history and lore of the Camino de Santiago have shaped the art, literature, architecture and politics of Spain, and the experiences of tens of millions of pilgrims. In this class we explore the fascinating history, stories and legends of the Camino and of St. James using lectures, videos, and group discussions. It is a serious (but entertaining) introduction for both veteran and aspiring pilgrims, and for anyone curious about this rich slice of European history. Taught by American Pilgrims Chapter Coordinators David Drury and Terri Stefanson.
Jan 21: St. James and the Birth of the Camino: Did James (in Spanish, Santiago) really preach in Roman Spain? Why is there a pilgrimage in his name?
Jan 28: Twelve Centuries on the Camino: The Middle Ages to the present day.
Feb 4: The caminos beneath the Camino: The evidence for ancient Roman and Celtic pilgrimages in Spain; the ‘pagan’ pilgrimage to Land’s End.
Feb 11: Walking the modern Camino: What’s it like? An introduction to life on the Pilgrim trail