Tag Archives: the old religion

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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Cathar Country

Excursions focused on Cathar country have become a booming industry in South West France.  When I first lived in Toulouse during 1982, travel brochures focused on the indigo growers rather than the heretics persecuted during the Pope’s Albigensian Crusade. Twenty … 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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Pyrénées :: Camino Mystery

Saint James’ Bones – Is the story of Saint James (Sant Iago) true?

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