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Certificate in Fisterra/Muxia

KillianC

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Year of past OR future Camino
2020
Hello friends, I walked from SJPP to Santiago in August 2020. Whenever anyone mentioned Fisterra or Muxia, I said "no, I'm not going there as I want a reason to bring me back". Ideally I'd love to walk to walk from SJPP again.......

But, life.... I want to go back again and walk from SJPP but I'm restricted for time. I'm thinking of doing a 7 day loop - SDC-Fisterra-Muxia-SDC. The thing is that I have 2 family members that have passed recently. I'm aware that I can get one of those recorded on my compostela on returning to SDC. I'm just wondering about the "compostela/"certificate" in Fisterra? Can I get a name recoreded on that one?

Ideally, I want to walk and represent both of these wonderful people, and represent them both.

Any advice or experience greatly accepted
 
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Raggy

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Year of past OR future Camino
2021
I'm just wondering about the "compostela/"certificate" in Fisterra? Can I get a name recoreded on that one?
I believe that the "issuing authority" for the Fisteriana and Muxiana certificates is the Tourist Information Office in each town - not the church. If this matters to you, then you might consider doing two Caminos that end in SDC - e.g. Camino Ingles from Ferrol to SDC, then bus to Finisterre and walk via Muxia to SDC.

If that doesn't matter, then I think you should have no problem persuading the folks in Finisterre and Muxia to write "Vicarie Pro________" on the certificates that they issue. You might want to write down exactly what you want on the certificate because they usually refer to what's written on your credencial. One benefit of this plan is that you could get three certificates; the compostela for one relative, the Fisteriana for another, and the Muxiana for yourself ... Might be nice in a frame.

IIRC, the Fisteriana is usually issued at the albergue in Finisterre. The Muxiana is usually issued at the tourist office but I arrived there on a national holiday, so a grumpy civil servant at the albergue wrote mine for me.

The folks running the albergues in Finisterre and Muxia are quite fussy about seeing the requisite stamps on the credencial. If you head to Finisterre first, they want to see at least three stamps between SDC and Finisterre. On your way from Finisterre to Muxia, you must get one stamp at the halfway point in Lires. The rules are enforced in an attempt to ensure that only pilgrims who walk the walk get to stay the stay at the municipal albergues.

If you haven't already seen it, here's the thread about getting a compostela dedicated to a deceased relative or friend:
 
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KillianC

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Year of past OR future Camino
2020
If that doesn't matter, then I think you should have no problem persuading the folks in Finisterre and Muxia to write "Vicarie Pro________" on the certificates
Thank you Raggy. That has put my mind at rest.

I'm considering the idea of doing the Ingles first also. I have a couple of months to decide. Once done I'll be back to report if I was able to get the Fisteriana or Muxiana "vicarie pro".
 

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