We’re going for a walk!!
A couple of weeks ago Dr Matthew Anderson from Concordia University was a guest at one of our Inshallah choir practices. He had composed the text of one of the songs we were singing and was there to hear it for the first time and to let us know where the inspiration for the song came from.
While he was there, he mentioned that he would be teaching a class this spring that included a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. My ears perked up!!! This trip had been on J’s bucket list (and therefore on mine as well) for a while. Last year she watched in envy as a number of her friends went off and did a section of the trip. Correspondence started almost immediately, and today, we put down our money.
We’re hoping that the format, with class time before and a tour guide during the trip, will give us a deeper understanding of what we are seeing along the way. Being with a group will hopefully give a sense of community and purpose as we journey together.
More on pilgrimage in future posts. Our walk along Hadrian’s Wall was one of our most memorable holidays and was sort of pilgrimage. We hope this one will be as special.
There is space available if anyone out there is interested!