Focus on Medieval Studies

patrickAugsburg student Patrick Wendel ’08, traveled to France in the summer

of 2006 as part of the History 440: Religious Experience in Medieval

France course. He reflects on the experience:

“It is hard to convey in words my experiences during three weeks in France, walking a medieval pilgrimage, praying in a cathedral, studying as monks did in the twelfth century – especially since I did these things in the twenty-first century.

Upon arrival, I still carried a remnant of the United States in my head. This doesn’t surprise me at all, but what does surprise me is how quickly my modern sense of time and lifestyle left once we started the pilgrimage.” Continue reading “Focus on Medieval Studies”