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Beautiful voice - Singing Nun in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Giselleontour

The Alps in Germany. All around the world.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances planed in September to Okober 2016.
#1
Just back and still a part of my soul in on the camino and needs time to arrive. Our camino was full of spirit and breathtaking moments. We walked from Logrono to Santiago in September-Oktober. It was a senior camino - not more than 21 km a day. Just one day we walked through the the Meseta and found out, that this was to much for us. After that we decided to reduce and feel well. No blisters and time to spread candels in churches and watch the life in the villages. I was the best we could do. We are retired and had the time.

Please, does any one know if this angelic voice of the nun singing in the pilgrim mass belongs to sister Maria Asuncion? I found this name on some YouTube videos and thought she might be it. But these videos are some years ago made.

Thank you and Buen Camino

Sorry for my grammar - I am from Germany and might made some mistakes in my posting.
 

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Sue M

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP-Burgos(2012)Leon-Santiago(2013)Sarria- Santiago(Sept 2013),Frances (coach,2013),Le Puy-Conques(May 2014), parish pilgrimage organised for June 2015.
#2
I think you're right. She is amazing! I said to her that I thought she had a lovely voice - she smiled and pointed up to heaven, as if to say that her voice is a gift from God.
 

MCFearnley

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (September 2016)
#3
When I attended the mass it was a wonderful tenor who sang during the censing.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#4
Yes...she has an astoundingly beautiful voice.
You can PM @JohnnieWalker; he'll be able to tell you for sure if that is her name.
So glad to know you had a good pilgrimage!
And your shoes?? I like the part about 'no blisters'....
 

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Giselleontour

The Alps in Germany. All around the world.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances planed in September to Okober 2016.
#7
Now I know her name Johnnie Walker - thank you. And thank you for all your answers. I think both Madre Maria Asuncion and Madre Victoria have amazing voices. So glad to have the opportunity to hear Madre Victoria singing.

@Viranani - yes our first Camino was more thank we hoped it will be. Still going on....
The shoes have been wonderful. I did wear them during the pilgrimage often on the way and every evening. And YES we have been so grateful to have no medicine issues - no blisters all the time.

The shell I found on the way to Castrojeriz I left in the little old church - Capilla de San Froilan - Ruitelan. (Thank you for your help again).
 
#9
Can I just mention that these nuns were astonished when I explained they are "reinas de YouTube" They understood that "reinas" means "Queens" but You Tube??? When I showed Maria Asunción herself singing on a You Tube video on my phone - she thought it was literally just a video on my phone. It took a little time to explain that millions of people can see her on what she calls the "Interweb" Charming.
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Coast - March 2019
Camino(s) past & future
March-April,2016 finished
March 2019 the Portugal Coastal Route
#10
We were hoping to find a recording of her singing in the Cathedral gift shop. We were informed that she sings for the Lord and not commercial purposes. We recorded some for our own devotional.
 

patk

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, De la Plata, Norte, Portugal, Primitivo, Ebro, Madrileno, Norte again (2016)
#11
Just back and still a part of my soul in on the camino and needs time to arrive. Our camino was full of spirit and breathtaking moments. We walked from Logrono to Santiago in September-Oktober. It was a senior camino - not more than 21 km a day. Just one day we walked through the the Meseta and found out, that this was to much for us. After that we decided to reduce and feel well. No blisters and time to spread candels in churches and watch the life in the villages. I was the best we could do. We are retired and had the time.

Please, does any one know if this angelic voice of the nun singing in the pilgrim mass belongs to sister Maria Asuncion? I found this name on some YouTube videos and thought she might be it. But these videos are some years ago made.

Thank you and Buen Camino

Sorry for my grammar - I am from Germany and might made some mistakes in my posting.
I agree about that wonderful voice! She leads the singing at the pilgrim mass. I am sure the cathedral would be able to tell you her name.
I have heard her several times and she always makes it seem special.
And your English is great!
 

CaptBuddy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Fall 2012, again Fall 2014.
#12
Can I just mention that these nuns were astonished when I explained they are "reinas de YouTube" They understood that "reinas" means "Queens" but You Tube??? When I showed Maria Asunción herself singing on a You Tube video on my phone - she thought it was literally just a video on my phone. It took a little time to explain that millions of people can see her on what she calls the "Interweb" Charming.
Have been thrilled to see/hear her twice. Worth the walk, both times. Please tell her she has 2 fans in Florida. I have her youtube among my favorites. :)
 

Jacobus

Pilgrim since 2008
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2008 09 14
Del Norte 2011. Portuguese 2015, 2017Ingles 2015 Fisterre 2015.
#14
I have an iphone video of her singing during the Butafumiero Ceremony in its entirity. Unfortunately she is not in camera but her voice brings back the extreme emotions I felt. The video is from 2009. If you would like to have it please pm me with your e-mail and I can send it along. It is too large a file to get on here.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#15
Can I just mention that these nuns were astonished when I explained they are "reinas de YouTube" They understood that "reinas" means "Queens" but You Tube??? When I showed Maria Asunción herself singing on a You Tube video on my phone - she thought it was literally just a video on my phone. It took a little time to explain that millions of people can see her on what she calls the "Interweb" Charming.
Well done Johnnie - I think its wonderful that this beautiful woman who has dedicated her life to serving her God was (almost) totally unaware of the power of 21st C communication. I was in the cathedral back on Sept 2015 & was delighted to be entertained (even mildly lectured?) by this wonderful woman.
 

JMac56

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2015)
CF+Fis(2016)
CP:Porto-SdC-Mux-Fis(2017)
CF:Leon-SdC(2017)
CF+Mux+Fis(2018)
#16
I waited around for ages after a Mass in the Catedral in May of 2015 to get this grainy selfie with Sister Mary Asuncion. She was not at all keen on the idea. Maybe she did not understand what I was asking for? I think more likely she just didn't want any recognition for her marvellous service.
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Camino(s) past & future
I intend to go June 2017
#18
Have been thrilled to see/hear her twice. Worth the walk, both times. Please tell her she has 2 fans in Florida. I have her youtube among my favorites. :)
Please share a YouTube link! I'd be blessed to watch before I am able to go on my Camino next summer!
 
Camino(s) past & future
September 18 to October 25 (2016) from SJPDP.
#24
she was amazing..... truly
Hi Leanne. We met on the Camino and you were very kind. I cherish my memory of our dinner.
she was amazing..... truly
I wanted to tell you that my problem with the pain in my legs turned out to be osteoarthritis in my hips. I will need hip replacement surgery. That is why none of the meds were doing much for it. X-rays show the left is severe, that is where the most pain was. Thank you again for your concern, and kindness.
 
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017 / St. Jean Pied de Port- Santiago - Fisterra - Muxia - Dumbria - Santiago
#25
Just back and still a part of my soul in on the camino and needs time to arrive. Our camino was full of spirit and breathtaking moments. We walked from Logrono to Santiago in September-Oktober. It was a senior camino - not more than 21 km a day. Just one day we walked through the the Meseta and found out, that this was to much for us. After that we decided to reduce and feel well. No blisters and time to spread candels in churches and watch the life in the villages. I was the best we could do. We are retired and had the time.

Please, does any one know if this angelic voice of the nun singing in the pilgrim mass belongs to sister Maria Asuncion? I found this name on some YouTube videos and thought she might be it. But these videos are some years ago made.

Thank you and Buen Camino

Sorry for my grammar - I am from Germany and might made some mistakes in my posting.
It's really a fascinating and mystical path. Exceptional walking experience on my over 1000 kilometrs,.... probably never the finished story .... Also with the wonderful voice of Madre Victorie ... I never forget on May 27. 2017, when I was in the Cathedral of St. Jacob in Spain, for the first time in my life I heard her singing Alleluia ... Magnificent, modest, warm, human and divine ....
 
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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#26
It's really a fascinating and mystical path. Exceptional walking experience on my over 1000 kilometrs,.... probably never the unfinished story .... Also with the wonderful voice of Madre Victorie ... I never forget on May 28. 2017, when I was in the Cathedral of St. Jacob in Spain, for the first time in my life I heard her singing Alleluia ... Magnificent, modest, warm, human and divine ....
Welcome to the forum, Igor!

Pa še po slovensko: dobrodošli na Forumu ;)

Boštjan
 


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