We leave Pamplona tomorrow morning for day one of our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela We will be following these metal plates in the road to find The Way.
One of the chapels included the patron saint of the church where Susan and I were married. The church in Woburn goes back several generations of Joneses.
We went into the cloister to see some of the original 12th century French architecture. The first thing you notice are rejas, ironwork fashioned from the chains of Christian prisoners liberated after being captured in a 1212 battle.
Next were the three kings
Susan and I attended Mass this morning and then spent over an hour in the Catedral. I have never seen such a place. The Mass was in Spanish with what seemed to be the new responses. The homily was under a minute, something unheard of in the States.
Here are some of the chapels and the central altar.
We will be referencing sites in “The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago” by David Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson. The references will appear as PRS 21-1 meaning item one in chapter 21 of the book (in this case the Pamplona Cathedral).