Different Paths on El Camino/The Way
Friday, March 22
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Patterson Lounge
Camille Baughman and Asunción Arnedo will share their different experiences of walking the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage through Spain.
Coordinators: Rosie Magee, Chaplain and Spanish Club as part of the Labyrinth Project @Wilson College. Free.
A Spanish theme meal at 6pm will precede the lecture. To sign-up for meal please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
I have been living in Carlisle since 1976 after getting my graduate degree in education from Shippensburg. After college I was involved in social services working with adjudicated youth in an outdoor setting and developmentally disabled adults in a group home environment. In 1985 I went to Gainesville, Florida to study massage therapy and in 1986 I opened my massage therapy practice located in Carlisle that includes myself and 8 other practitioners. I am also on the massage faculty for the Lancaster School of Massage and Harrisburg Area Community College massage therapy program. I wanted to enter my 60th year lighter in body and spirit and decided to walk the Camino in September 2012 to excavate and release that which no longer served me. I started on September 6 in St. Jean Pied de Port, France and walked to Santiago arriving on October 20th after 6 weeks and one day of walking. I then continued to the coast where I finished in Muxia, returned via bus to Santiago and made my way back to the US.
I was born and raised in the Northern part of Spain, in a town called San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque). I studied pharmacy in Santiago de Compostela to follow my parents footsteps, and became a pharmacist in 1985. That year, I came to the US after an intercultural wedding ceremony in St Ignacius of Loyola in the Basque country. My husband and I graduated from UMASS, and spent two years in Maine where Mark finished his PhD in Spanish Literature while teaching at Colby College. Dickinson College brought my husband and I to Carlisle where we settled with our three daughters. For several years I taught Spanish at Messiah College and Shippensburg University as an Adjunct. My husband directed Dickinson Program in Málaga, Spain for several years. As a result, I was able to walk "The Way" with two Dickinson students before our return to the US in 2000. Presently, I teach Spanish at Dickinson College were my interests are Health and Sustainability studies