Tag Archive: St. James

At 1841 Society Luncheon, a Medieval Pilgrimage Comes to Life

At a recent luncheon, a Fordham professor gave a virtual tour of a European pilgrimage route that has attracted untold thousands of people throughout history, ranging from medieval noblemen to Fordham students who posted travel dispatches on the Internet. Richard Gyug, Ph.D., professor of history and medieval studies, spoke on Sept. 21 at a luncheon…

Medieval earth floor discovered in church

A medieval earth floor has been uncovered at a village church which is undergoing a massive renovation. The discovery was made by builders at St James’ Church, Aslackby, last month. Churchwarden Chris Gudgin, 67, of The Old Vicarage, Aslackby, said it was exciting. He said: “The builders found it while relaying a stone floor. “It…

Pilgrims flock to Way of St.James during Holy Year

They come from around the world to have time to think, fulfil a promise or have an adventure: the gruelling “Camino de Santiago” has seen an influx of pilgrims this year, a Holy Year, for a variety of reasons. Joshua Fleming, a 20-year-old Austrian student, said he decided to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de…