Tag: Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrims

Thursday, 28 July, 2016 0 Comments

Justin Gomez says: “This is a video of a couple friends and I walking the Camino de Santiago during the month of August… We started in France and walked about 800 km to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.” Talking of pilgrims, more than one million are now in Kraków to join Pope Francis at the 2016 World Youth Day.


The Feast of Saint James the Great

Monday, 25 July, 2016 0 Comments

Today is the Feast of Saint James, patron of pilgrims. His symbol is the scallop shell, which marks a network of pilgrimage routes that leads to the Romanesque cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, where his remains are said to buried. Saint James’ Day is a public holiday in the autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Galicia, and the feast day is celebrated in the Canary Islands, Castile-Leon, La Rioja and Navarre.

This magnificent scallop-shell door handle was spied last week by a pilgrim in the Benedictine Abbey in Schäftlarn, which is 2,208 km from Santiago de Compostela.

The pilgrim door


The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross in Spain

Saturday, 7 April, 2012

The Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) wrote The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross for the Good Friday service at the Catedral de Santa Cruz de Cádiz. It provides musical interludes during the priest’s meditations on Christ’s final utterances, and offers a moving journey through grief, resignation and redemption. Here, it is performed in the San Agustin church in Santiago de Compostela by the Dominant Quartet with Do Phuong Nhu as the lead violin.