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New Accomodation in Orleans south of Paris

30 Janvier 2016, 23:14pm

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A shelter for the pilgrims

In the Orleans cathedral, Ph. J F F

In the Orleans cathedral, Ph. J F F

The local association has successfully worked on the creation of a pilgrims accomodation in the city center. Congratulations ! Good news for the walkers who pass or depart from Paris !

This accommodation is managed by the association Compostelle 45 with the help of the rectory of the Cathedral, a magnificent stone vessel of the town where you still perceive the passage of the kings of France and of course, Joan of Arc.

Henry_Scheffer Joan of Arc enters Orleans  May 8, 1429 (Hall of the battles, Versailles)

Henry_Scheffer Joan of Arc enters Orleans May 8, 1429 (Hall of the battles, Versailles)

You can cook in the shelter which houses 6 bunks, credantial mandatory.

Orleans, important stage of Camino de Santiago, had its St James chapel.  

Joan of Arc st. and Notre-Dame Ste Croix, Print Leon Auguste Asselineau nineteenth century

Joan of Arc st. and Notre-Dame Ste Croix, Print Leon Auguste Asselineau nineteenth century

Map and information

Advise the day before for a better reception.

Phone

Presbytery 02 38 77 87 50

Compostelle 45 association  06 77 81 67 70

Open April 1 to October 31

 

Orleans, 8 days south of Paris

Orleans, 8 days south of Paris

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The Chartres Labyrinth on the Paris Way of Saint James

14 Janvier 2016, 22:51pm

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Try it !

 

When on the Paris Way of St James, you pass by the Chartres Cathedral. The video is about the finger exercice, try it on foot with the real thing !

 

Open every Friday afternoon.

 

More info and links about Chartres 

- when you get there

- when you walk the labyrinth

 

Thanks to David Poiron, a pilgrim, a builder

 

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I‘ll push you to Santiago

8 Janvier 2016, 22:35pm

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A nightmare or a dream ?

Before the start in the French Basque country

Before the start in the French Basque country

This is the story of two friends who live in California. Justin and Patrick were born in the same hospital, 36 hours apart. They grew up together, travelled together, faced the same challenges...

 

Justin is the father of  two children when he learns that he is suffering from a progressive neurological disorder. His arms and his legs no longer follow the orders of the brain. Paralysis. And currently there is no cure.

 

He accidentally hears about  the Way of St. James. He later said "I cannot say that I looked for the camino, it found me."

 

When he asks himself  "I wonder whether I could do it in a wheelchair?" His friend Patrick answers :  " I’ll push you".

 

Patrick works in the medical field, he will look after his friend and push him all along the 500 miles of the road.

 

With a special wheelchair off they go two years later, from  Saint Jean Pied de Port, half-way between the major French departure points and the far west of Spain

I‘ll push you to Santiago

On the most difficult parts, some pilgrims volunteer to give a hand, but most of the time Justin is pushed by one man only. After 34 days they get to the square of the Cathedral of St James of Compostela. 

Many volunteers on the hardest parts

Many volunteers on the hardest parts

100 km to the end

100 km to the end

To where the sun sets

To where the sun sets

On the arrival

On the arrival

Today Justin and Patrick give interviews, lectures and prepare a movie to share their adventure in a better way.

 

The Way of St James goes on…

 

 

Links to the site on request at Commentaires 

 

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