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Catholic Mass in Fromista - 6 pm

Wiebmer

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We've been having trouble finding out when Catholic Mass is held in the little towns on the Camino Frances.

There is an evening Mass in Fromista at their amazing church that starts at 6 pm. The literature says the church has been deconsecrated -- but that's not the case.

Sadly, our hotel told us there was no Mass in town -- but it may have been my poor Spanish. We slid in just in time for communion so I guess it worked out...
 

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There is an evening Mass in Fromista at their amazing church that starts at 6 pm. The literature says the church has been deconsecrated -- but that's not the case. Sadly, our hotel told us there was no Mass in town -- but it may have been my poor Spanish. We slid in just in time for communion so I guess it worked out...
Was it San Pedro or San Martín? Both of them are amazing but one is more amazing than the other. :cool:

As I understand it, San Martín is only used for exceptional events (weddings, christening, feast days of the patron saint etc). A few years ago, however, they started to offer mass once a week on Wednesdays during the summer (May to August). San Pedro is the parish church of Fromista.

https://www.misas.org/p/iglesia-de-san-martin-fromista
https://www.misas.org/p/parroquia-de-san-pedro-fromista
http://www.alberguescaminosantiago.com/parroquias-del-camino/
Dates and times vary throughout the week and year and may also be not quite up to date.
 
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Normally the barman or your hospitalero will know, but if not, ask any older woman. n pretty well every pueblo along the Frances, there are evening masses. There seems to be an assumption that, if you're interested, you already know. Spain has fairly strong religious divisions and those who are not churchgoers will have no idea whatsover what time mass might be, no matter how long they have lived there, and outside Galicia nobody seems to have thought of the innovation of having a church notice board. Generally masses are around 7.00 and the rosary is said about 20 minutes beforehand. I
 

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Churches on caminos:

http://acogidacristianaenloscaminosdesantiago.org/

https://www.google.es/maps/@42.4206...!4m2!6m1!1s1Ri9eQL2rE26aoP3mQkZYbHWzBC4?hl=es


Fromista, San Pedro

HORARIOS DE MISAS:
Martes a sábados y vísperas de festivos: 19:00 H (invierno), 20:00 H (verano)
Domingos y festivos: 13:00 H Apertura Del 1 de marzo al 12 de octubre: 10:00-13:30 y 16:00-19:30.
Los miércoles, a partir del 8 de mayo, la Misa es en la Iglesia de San Martín a las 20:00 H Es un perfecto ejemplo del estilo gótico, con una soberbia portada renacentista. Se comenzó a construir en el siglo XV. No obstante, no fue hasta el siglo siguiente cuando recibe su forma definitiva. Posee una torre de cuatro cuerpos, de aspecto rotundo y macizo. Uno de los elementos más interesantes del exterior es la portada renacentista, trazada por Juan de Escalante hacia 1560. También cabe destacar el grupo del Descendimiento, de la escuela castellana de Juan de Valmaseda, y dos imágenes esculturales: San Pedro y San Pablo, del siglo XV. En las naves laterales del templo hay dos lienzos de Gregorio Ferro, discípulo de Mengs: uno con la imagen del Crucificado; y otro con la de San José. En el interior, el templo se organiza en cinco tramos y tres naves divididas por pilares fasciculados, que soportan bóvedas de crucería estrellada con combados. Presidiendo el presbiterio se alza el retablo mayor, diseñado por Francisco Trejo en 1636. Sigue el esquema clasicista, ordenado y monumental, que caracteriza a los retablos del momento, inspirados en motivos herrerianos.
 

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I attended mass with the nuns at San Pedro, and it was very touching.
It may not have been in an old beautiful church, but in some ways that made it more intimate and closer to the heart. I felt the same joining the nuns in Rabé de las Calzadas. Beautiful.
 

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Mass times are almost always posted on the Church door.
 
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I attended mass with the nuns at San Pedro, and it was very touching. It may not have been in an old beautiful church, but in some ways that made it more intimate and closer to the heart.
Just out of curiosity, where was this exactly? In another message you say that it was at a newer chapel right on the Camino but I can't picture it at all. Fromista actually has three large old churches, you can't overlook them, San Martín, San Pedro and Santa Maria del Castillo.
 

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Thank you everyone for all this great information!I have a lot to learn -- even though this is our second Camino.
 

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Just out of curiosity, where was this exactly?
It was not in the San Pedro sanctuary proper, but in a convent that everyone said was "San Pedro". Here's where: Capture1.PNG
 

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