Pilgrimage Trail Crosses

Pilgrimage cross near St.-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Photo by Yvette Maurette.

Pilgrimage cross near St.-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Photo by Yvette Maurette.

Modern Basque cross on country road.

Modern Basque cross on country road.

Small stone cross along the trail in Basque France.

Small stone cross along the trail in Basque France.

Cross with enamel design in center by a path in the Corbières region.

Cross with enamel design in center by a path in the Corbières region.

Some people carry a large cross on pilgrimage, or wear a small one hung around the neck.  Some churches and wayside stations offer small crosses to pilgrims. Some pilgrims “earn” a souvenir cross.

I like to encounter the crosses along the path and think of them as guideposts.

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