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The City Coat of Arms :: St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Do cities and townships in the USA have coats of arms?  Some towns offer a “Welcome to…” sign at the main road ornamented with the brands or logos of the organizations that paid for the sign. What about the organizations … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Holy Waters

Lourdes’ rise to fame came about after the visions of a poorly nourished and sickly teenager in the misty gloom of the Massabielle grotto in 1858. Other towns in the area were already popular tourist destinations, attracting northern Europeans and … Continue reading

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Fearful Pilgrims

Armageddon-Fearing Pilgrims Flock To French Village Check back after December, 2012.

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Pilgrimage Trail Crosses

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

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Crosses on the Pilgrimage Path

On the Pilgrimage Path, there are various crosses that mark holy places, local meeting points, and crossroads.  The Basque cross at the right displays a Basque national symbol in the center. This cross marks a pathway fork in the Corbières … Continue reading

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