St James of Compostella

The St James of Compostella pilgrimage is not a destination, but a journey :  making your way ;  always moving on despite bad weather ;  confronting dangers and overcoming fear  in order, at the end of the journey, finally to conquer oneself.  The pilgrim moves forward with his staff, this long stick topped with an ornament in the form of an apple.

 


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The St James of Compostella pilgrimage is a thousand-year tradition. It is not a destination, but a journey : always moving on in spite of bad weather, confronting dangers and overoming one’s fear in order, finally, to achieve self-mastery at the end of the journey. For centuries, the familiar silhouette of the pilgrim remains in our memory: he goes forward, staff in hand, this long stick topped with an ornament in the form of an apple. The oldest tradition relates that St James’ disciples saw his feet covered with little shells when they lifted up his body. The St James shell has thus become one of the major items of the pilgrim’s attributes, and adorns his hat. This headgear also symbolises the will to purify oneself by adopting the thoughts and aims of the Saint to whom the pillgrimage is dedicated

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