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Zordmot

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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
 
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SabineP

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some and then more. see my signature.
The stairs make me also think of Grañon.


Another option would be the Parroquial in Tosantos but there you have the livingroom on the groundfloor and the rooms upstairs.

 

irishrock

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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
sure seems like you're describing Granon
 
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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
Tosantos???
 

Vacajoe

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2019
Tosantos has living/dining space in the ground floor, sleeping space above that, and then a spiritual reflection area in the “attic”. Run by volunteers, but not associated with a parish.
 

SabineP

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some and then more. see my signature.
Tosantos has living/dining space in the ground floor, sleeping space above that, and then a spiritual reflection area in the “attic”. Run by volunteers, but not associated with a parish.


Seee my post above #3 : Tosantos describes themselves as a parroquial in Gronze.
As does Wisepilgrim.
 

Vacajoe

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Tosantos describes themselves as a parroquial in Gronze.
Sure, but I wouldn’t describe them as “parish volunteers” - neither would anyone who has stayed there. My point is that Tosantos is not likely the place they are describing (though it IS one of my favorite albergues!)
 
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If we can establish weather the clothes washing facilities were above the the roof of the church, then that would be Granon?
 
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I stayed in Albergue San Francisco de Asis in Tosantas. Mattresses/Camping mats on the floor. Prayers upstairs after dinner. You could leave a request/petition in a special box which they kept for 20/22 days. That was the number of days expected to reach Santiago. They read some of the petitions from pilgrims who had passed through the day before. All very nice and reminded me again, that we are all on the same path in life, with the same worries and concerns.
 

Becky 59

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Not Grañon, where they have real beds not mattresses, when I was there last fall.
 
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Sound more like the parish albergue in Viana to me.
 

makingtrax

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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
Could it be Castro Jerez
 
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SkyDancer

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This sounds like the Parroquial de Viana.

There was a lovely local woman cooking, don’t know if she was a volunteer.

Did the the main square look like this? (taken from dining room window) EBB47D0C-86CA-4D41-BAAC-9FEFF1A12B38.jpeg
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Dorms were upstairs. I was in the smaller of the two rooms. Only one there so got several mats! 😊
 
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dfborg

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Sounds like Longrono at the Iglesia de Santiago
 

dougfitz

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I've never stayed at Grañon, but I always thought that they had mats on the floor.
When I stayed, there were a small number of beds then the hall downstairs was opened up. Gym mats for mattresses.
 
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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
Must be Granon--the veritable heart of the Camino spirit. The only albergue in any of the Caminos I have walked that has no sello because "if it isn't stamped in your heart and soul then stamping a piece of paper would make no difference."
 
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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
Eunate on the camino Aragones maybe?
 
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Definitely Granon - currently sitting next to a young lady who stayed there when we were in Granon a few days ago. After the Pilgrims mass they went upstairs to the loft to cook and sleep.
 

WGroleau

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Also the Parroquial at Viana is up the steps, sleeping on mats and communal supper. Also a reflection the night we stayed with a reflection in the choir loft.
I did not know this existed. I've been more than once at the Viana "municipal" but it has bunks. Can you post lat/long or address? Or a map image with a marker?
 
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When walking a Camino, one's attention span for other things can suffer!
Indeed, even a 'camino' from the front room to the kitchen!
I often had to swivel around when almost at the top of the stairs, as a child, and go back down to ask what it was I had been sent up to get!
So yes, indeed, it was Grañon.
 
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domigee

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Presently walking my third Camino. I have many Camino memories..but not in sequential order! I’m remembering a particular parish church albergue up a flight of steps that featured a communal supper prepared by peregrino volunteers, a non-sectarian time of spiritual reflection led by really wonderful parish volunteers, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. And the place is as cold as a tomb. It all sounds depressing but several of us consider it a real highlight of our Camino. Does this ring a bell for you?
Grañon!
 

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