Hotel Rua Villar
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... Camino in 1214. Talk about a humbling and wow! moment. Besides being such a great saint, St. Francis holds such special significance to us with our beloved Capuchin Franciscans and St. Francis Assisi Church in Bend. In addition to all that, the date on the Compostela is my mom's birthday into ...
Every Friday at 7:30pm the cathedral in Santiago has a special service ending with the swinging of the botafumeiro, a massive incense burner. We knew we should go early as seats could be filled. We arrived at about 6:45pm and there wasn't a seat free! I estimate that there were 800 people in the cathedral. Five priests conducted the mass and about 7 men, dressed in red velvet cloaks, swung ...
... came out on the top of the hill, it was open and hot and many colourful lizards were out sunning themselves. I thought it was Gaudi's artistic nature to add colour to everything, and so I assumed that he had coloured the lizard that was present in many places in Barcelona. My biggest surprise was to see one of these lizards alive and see that Gaudi actually used it as it was. Every part of the lizard is a different colour. Amazing! Most of the walk was open and hot. It ...
Out of bed and out the door by 9 a.m. - WOW! Headed North and stopped at a little cafe in Moledo for coffee and a walk along the beach. Took a tour along the Minho River (the river that divides Portugal & Spain) and stopped in Caminha for a walk around the city centre (another beautiful Portuguese City)! A quick tour through Siexas and on to Lanhielas (where Joana grew up) and stood up on the hill that oversees the entire village and has a great view ...
... the way, though I sorely missed the Mexican, Alvarez, family. I went back to the Jesuit Community for lunch, arranging to meet a number of the others later. As I walked into the dining room I was gobsmacked to see another Irish Jesuit, Donal Godfrey, sitting there. He had also done the Camino and had arrived a few days ago, had dropped into the Jesuit church and had heard that I was there. It was a real gift- another Jesuit friend who had lived the same experience- we spent a ...