Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Pilgrim?


Last week, I was in Vézelay, an medieval town which is an important pilgrim destination. The basilique, Ste-Madeleine, is the largest romanesque church in France,  build over the remains of sainte Mary Magdelene, and because of this the town has had pilgrims coming for centuries.  In addtition to this, Vezelay is also an important stop on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and the 2nd and 3rd crusades started here.
The town is surrounded by mysticism, and many are those who claim to have experiences out of the ordinary here. The light, the air, there is something special about the small town, perched on the "Eternal Hill", overlooking the valleys and vineyards.

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