Women's Scholarship Brunch
September 24, 2021 - September 25, 2021
Join us for a complimentary brunch honoring women’s scholarship recipients and an inspiring talk sponsored by the Women’s Scholarship Committee and the Office of Development.
Title: “Why would you walk 500 miles?”
Speakers: Kris Knutson (BA, ‘01; MA, ‘08) and Denis Fortin (MDiv, ‘86)
For over a thousand years Christians from all over Europe have walked the pilgrim trail Camino de Santiago, the Way of St James, from the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains across northern Spain to the town of Santiago de Compostela. It’s a walk of at least 500 miles to the legendary site of the burial of James, the son of Zebedee, disciple of Jesus and the first apostle to die for his faith.
Today, this ancient pilgrim trail has been reborn and thousands of “pilgrims” walk it every year for countless reasons, some for spiritual devotion, others for personal renewal, or simply for a vacation. In 2019, Kris Knutson (BA, ‘01; MA, ‘08) and Denis Fortin (MDiv, ‘86) walked the Camino over a five-week period. They will share their experience and some encounters along the Way — and maybe inspire you to do it too!
Venue: Alumni House Backyard Tent