Friday, 7 June 2013
Santiago de Compostella
I started on May 3rd in St. Jean Pier de Port, France and walked into Santiago de Compostella this Monday, June 3rd. A 32 day walk.
It was an challenging but immensely rewarding journey whose only disappointment was not having more time in the vibrant city of Santaigo de Compostella. I obtained my compostella (Pilgrim's certificate) on Monday and attended the Pilgrim's mass at the Cathedral on Tuesday.
The service was beautiful and done in several languages. It happened that the choir from Notre Dame University was visiting and filled the cathedral with beautiful music. The highlight was the swinging of the huge incensory which bellowed frankincense smoke to purify the gathered pilgrims. That is the large object hanging in the lower sketch.