XACOBEO 2021-2022, YOUR SHORTCUT TO HEAVEN

XACOBEO 2021-2022, YOUR SHORTCUT TO HEAVEN »

28 Oct, 2022
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The Xacobeo grants pilgrims who visit the tomb of St. James the Greater in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence. That is to say, the forgiveness of all their sins so that if they die after receiving the indulgence they won't have to go through Purgatory but go straight to Heaven. Plenary indulgence apart, Xacobeo 2021-2022 is full of festivities and activities along the several routes of the Camino.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SANTIAGO — Apostle, Saint & Moor-Killer,” 25 July 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SANTIAGO — Apostle, Saint & Moor-Killer,” 25 July 1969 »

23 Sep, 2022
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After his original role as Apostle who spread the new gospel far and wide, Santiago Apostol, became more aptly called Santiago Matamoros (James Killer of Moors) when he took on the role of a knight errant and defender of the faith, a formidable warrior who rides in the clouds over the heads of the Spanish armies, dressed in resplendent armor, mounted on a fiery white charger and brandishing a double-edged sword, killing Moors right and left and creating panic in the enemy forces.

Religious Mysticism and Sensational Shows: The Feast of the National Patron Saint »

29 Jul, 2016
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The fabulous Feast of St James is a “Fiesta of International Tourist Interest”. Better grab what’s left of it!