Hotel San Clemente
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... remains of pilgrims' belongings burnt. Some of the pilgrims just tied their socks to anchors on the rocks. Lots of scallop shells which they had been carrying as a sign of the pilgrimage along the journey were left behind there as well.
It was such a lovely place that we enjoyed sitting there for a while. Finally it's sunny and warm as well. Even though I didn't do the camino, I felt the scene very cleansing and peaceful. - perfect place to be lost ...
... and quite a spectacle as well. The highlight for many is the lighting of incense and swinging of the huge Botafumeiro. It requires around eight men to pull on the ropes which swing and lift the great smoking vessel in great leaping arcs over the heads of the congregation. Wonderful! Today Santiago de Compostela is generally regarded as the end point of the pilgrimage although the route is much older than the Christian tradition ...
The pilgrimage to Santiago began in the ninth century and since that time thousands upon thousands of people from over the world have completed the pilgrimage. One of the most noted pilgrims is St. Francis of Assisi. As it turns out 2014 marks the 800th anniversary since St. Francis completed his pilgrimage. Every 100 years the Franciscans issue a "Cotolaya" to commemorate his pilgrimage. I headed off ...
... would be his remains.....bingo! So what is the Vatican's official quote in regard to St James? They will not say that they believe the remains to be those of St James, however they fully support the pilgrimage. And this is the crux of it. Should it matter whether his remains are there or not? Not really. They make this pilgrimage for him, with him in mind, they think about him on the way and hug his effigy when they get there and visit the crypt believing it to be ...
... reassuring markers and no discernible way into the city – or off the bloody path – and the increasing conviction that you have been going the wrong way for the last three kilometres. I cried. Dannie called his mum. Matteo probably creased into a quiet but stoic frown. We all dealt with it in our own ways but I’ve no doubt that the relief we each felt when the path suddenly dipped into the back of the city and, before you know it, everything’s ...