VICTORIA – A group of University of Victoria students has been preparing for a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Co-led by the Rev. Ruth Dantzer, Anglican campus chaplain, and the Rev. Henri Lock, United Church chaplain, the pilgrimage was scheduled to begin April 28 at the monastery along the ancient Camino Frances route. After two nights of immersion in Gregorian chant and Christian contemplative thought, the students will begin the 250-km trek to Santiago. Eight students are participating.
“Going on a pilgrimage is evangelical in nature, as participants will have the opportunity to walk an ancient path that is infused with historical, traditional and spiritual significance from the Christian religion,” says Ms. Dantzer. The initiative is supported by a Vision Fund grant from the Diocese of British Columbia.