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Matthew Anderson teaches in the Dept of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. During the pandemic, he gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages.

Matthew Anderson teaches in the Dept of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. During the pandemic, he gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Matthew Anderson teaches in the Dept of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. During the pandemic, he gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages.

Twitter:

@mramontreal

Language:

English


Episodes

The NWMP Traders Road Part Two

12/11/2020
Welcome back for more stories - and audio - from our trek on the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail on Treaty Four territory. We're on the path of Everett Baker, talking about everything from the Desert Mothers to walking with one's Ancestors!

Duration:00:35:24

The North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail Pilgrimage

11/26/2020
Whether you know it as the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail, the Métis Traders' Road, or the Wood Mountain to Cypress Hills Trek, it's a pilgrimage back in history and across Treaty Four territory.

Duration:00:38:15

Back on the Camino de Santiago

10/22/2020
Camino pilgrims inevitably feel the itch to return to the high peaks of the Pyrenees and the windswept trails of northern Spain. I went back too - this time with mic and camera.

Duration:00:27:45

The Camino de Santiago

10/8/2020
It all started when I was called into the office of a powerhouse academic who was a former nun. "You're going on the Camino and taking students with you," she told me. "Why me?" I asked. Later, in Spain, I sometimes asked myself the same question.

Duration:00:35:07

Walking the Whithorn Way in South-West Scotland

9/10/2020
The saint behind the Whithorn Way is lost in the shadows of history. As we walked toward Ninian's Candida Casa, the "House at the Edge of the Earth," we caught glimpses of the saint in the moors and mists of Galloway.

Duration:00:29:59

From Old Montreal to Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory

9/3/2020
On our foot-path between Old Montreal and Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, we and our students discovered much about the Kanien'ke:ha, the inner city, and ourselves.

Duration:00:44:45

A Local Icelandic Pilgrimage: Bær to Skálholt

8/27/2020
Did my walk with locals along a pilgrimage in Iceland in 2016 turn out to be a "pilgrimage fail"? I check back with one of my Icelandic fellow walkers to find out.

Duration:00:29:32

Walking the St Olav Way in Norway Part 2

8/20/2020
I walked from Dovre to Trondheim with five other Canadians in 2013. On the path, I spoke with Dr Allen Jorgenson about Saint Olav, the trail, and being Scandi-Canadian.

Duration:00:32:02

Arriving on Holy Island

8/13/2020
After walking barefoot across the ocean floor to Holy Island, I met Kate Tristram, who set me straight on how Cuthbert would have arrived in the seventh century!

Duration:00:23:33

Meeting St Clare on St Cuthbert's Way

8/5/2020
I didn't know Clare when I met her on the St Cuthbert Way between Melrose Scotland and Holy Island. But she knew she was waiting for me.

Duration:00:21:02

Walking the St. Olav Way in Norway

7/27/2020
There's no Saint Olav anymore at the end of the long walk to Trondheim, but given how stunningly gorgeous the plateaus, mountains, and valleys are, did our group of Canadian walkers care?

Duration:00:17:35