Pilgrimage to The Camino de Santiago
(Photo Courtesy) Christina Carlson
Every year, thousands of people trek hundreds of miles from France to Spain as part of the Camino de Santiago. This pilgrimage to the legendary burial site of St. James is taken by Christians to connect more deeply with their faith. Nonreligious travelers have been known to take the journey for the historic scenery, as a challenging hike, or to meet people from all over the world.
Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with a group from Fordham University that walked the Camino de Santiago. Dr. Richard Gyug is a Fordham Professor of history and medieval studies who created the course that takes Fordham students on the trip. Dr. David Myers is Professor of History and Chair of the Department. He has taken the five times. Cristina Iannarino is a Bronx native and a recent graduate from Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. She shares details of her journey. Rachel Podd is a Fordham graduate student and PhD candidate in History. She was a chaperone on three trips. Listen here.