The Pilgrimage Roads

The Pilgrimage Roads

The pilgrimage roads as defined in the twelfth century manuscript referred to as the Book of Saint James follow four distinct routes across France. As they reach Spain they join to form a single route, known today as the Camino Francès. The four French roads travel...
Historia Turpini: The Latin Legend of Charlemagne and Roland

Historia Turpini: The Latin Legend of Charlemagne and Roland

Forasmuch as you requested me to write in what manner the Emperor Charlemagne delivered Spain and Galicia from the yoke of the Saracens, you shall attain the knowledge of many memorable events The History of Charlemagne and Roland The Historia Turpini, also know as...
The Pilgrimage Roads: Of the Route of Saint James

The Pilgrimage Roads: Of the Route of Saint James

The pilgrimage roads to Santiago de Compostela numbered four. Like the four rivers of Paradise which flowed to the four cardinal points, the four roads to Compostela had a symbolic resonance. These earthly ways led westward towards the prospect of a return to...
Of the days’ journey on the Apostle’s road

Of the days’ journey on the Apostle’s road

  Video: The Pilgrimage Road Rio Pisuerga to Rio Orbigo An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 2:44 According to the Pilgrims’ Guide, the Camino was divided into thirteen stages. During the great florescence of the Compostelan pilgrimage...
Sahagún and the relics of Saint Facundus and Saint Primitivus

Sahagún and the relics of Saint Facundus and Saint Primitivus

In the same way, one ought to visit the remains of the blessed martyrs, Facundus and Primitivus whose basilica was erected by Charlemagne. The Pilgrim’s Guide   Video: The Pilgrimage Road Rio Pisuerga to Rio Orbigo An Artsymbol Production Music Martin A...