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Travel Seminar on Pilgrimage Trails of SW France

On Friday, March 9, at 6:15pm, Rob Kemp will present in English on the walking trails of southwestern France, originally forged by pilgrims in the Middle Ages.

Kemp is a professional designer, photographer and artist. He most recently visited the pilgrimage trails in southwest France in 2017 and will share photos, the history, as well as practical tips such as lodging in pilgrim hostels and monasteries.

Rob traveled by car on back roads, criss-crossing the major routes to visit pilgrimage sites including Rocamadour, Perigueux and Conques. In addition, Rob visited secluded medieval monasteries of the French and Spanish Pyrenees including St. Martin du Canigou, St. Michel de Cuxa and others.

An exploration into Art, History and Faith, Rob’s presentation will include photography and reflections that illuminate the history and beauty of these locations. In the Middle Ages, thousands of pilgrims traveled a network of routes leading to sacred places associated with saints and miracles. Significant among these was the Way of St. James, or the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, which attracted pilgrims from all over Europe. Numerous routes across southwestern France converged on the Camino, called the Chemins de St. Jacques de Compostelle.

Click here to register; $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Friday, March 9, 2018 6:15 PM
Friday, March 9, 2018 7:30 PM
$5 members / $8 non-members
The Historic Kamm House
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1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States, 97201-2485

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