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