This is a pilgrimage people take to get to the Cathedral of
Santiago de Compostela, located in Galicia , Spain.
It is believed Apostle St James is buried here.
People like to take it because they have a chance to meet people
discuss things and make friends.
The route is 1000 km or 625 mi which can be done in 6 weeks.
James was a fisherman believed to be the brother of John the Evangelist.
He was one of Jesus' closest friends and was said to have seen him after resurection
The Apostles were given areas to work in to spread the gospel
and James was given the area around Spain, where he preached before returning to
He was known as James the Just because of his virtue and because he died a
martyr after being stoned.
He was then carried down the coast and put into a stone boat and taken back to Spain.
Queen Lupa brought him from Padron to Arca Marmorica where he was placed in a tomb.
James was buried there with two disciples Atanasius and Theordore.
In the 9th Century, 800 years later, Pelayo, a hermit found the tomb and Spain was elated because she needed something to inspire the Christians. against the invading Moors.
This was when the pilgrimages began.
One route travelled began from Roncesvalles, Another from Seville, on the Via de la Plata All the routes are marked by yellow arrows.
Charlie Sheens' Dad made a movie about such a pilgrimage and how it healed him and made him whole again, after his son died. His son was going to make this journey and instead it was his Dad who made it for him. Lovely movie.
Interesting stuff. -------------------------
Housework was a woman's job, but one evening, Janice
arrived home from work to find the children bathed, one load of laundry
in the washer and another in the dryer. Dinner was on the stove, and the
She was astonished!
It turns out that Dave had read an article that said,
'Wives who work full-time and had to do their own housework were too
tired to have sex'.
The night went very well. The next day, Janice told her
friends all about it. 'We had a great dinner. Dave even cleaned up the
kitchen. He helped the kids do their homework, folded all the laundry
and put it away. I really enjoyed the evening.'
'But what about afterward?' asked her friends.
'Oh, that........... Dave was too tired.' xoxoxoxo