4/2/2012 2:29:00 PM Ancient pilgrim route, Dr. Johnson considered
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Pilgrims walk along the Way of St. James in the northern Spanish town of Burgos.
The pilgrimage route in Spain, The Camino de Santiago, is the subject at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the adult faith education session at St. Mary Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis in Portland. It's an ancient walk for modern times, say Heather Knight and John and Robin Pigott, cathedral parishioners who will explain their Spanish trek. Since the time of Exodus, the leaders say, the People of God have been in motion, a pilgrim people, a people in progress.
The year's program concludes April 17 when Holy Cross Father Charles Gordon of the University of Portland theology department discusses Samuel Johnson's The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The famous Dr. Johnson finished the book in 1759. In it, he sends a mixed group of young people out into the world to observe various theories of life in action and happiness. For more information, call the cathedral office, 503-228-4397 or visit www.maryscathedral.com.