Over 13 days in late spring, 10 undergraduates and their philosophy professor walked 215 miles of the Camino de Santiago, a 1,200-year-old pilgrimage trail through the mountains, plains, forests, and cities of northern Spain. The journey was part of the coursework (along with assigned readings and writing) for PL449 “Self-Knowledge and Discernment: The Experience of Pilgrimage,” taught by associate professor Jeffrey Bloechl. “Pilgrimage is a kind of ‘yes’,” Bloechl told the class in one of six preparatory discussions during the spring semester. “You feel that you want something more than there is now, and you take seriously the idea that there can be more.” Anthony Corcoran, SJ, the Jesuit superior of Russia and a friend of Bloechl’s, was co-leader of the hike. The journey is the subject of the Summer 2015 cover story of Boston College Magazine.