- Year of past OR future Camino
Aha! another cryptic reference to Francisco Patiño (see my post no. 364). But now we are getting a little closer. Can anyone provide a bit more information? My googling efforts led me nowhere relevant.
My googling leads me to someone arrested for health care fraud in the US, someone who is a masters student in Mining in West Virginia, and a patient liaison in a hospital in Houston.
I say, he seems to be an industrious person. It wouldn't surpise me if he had time for health fraud and to take a master degree in Mining in West Virginia as well:
Patiño, Francisco - Xacopedia
And from another source in english:
Francisco Patiño had to make his own way in the world. He set sail for Italy on a ship that was captured by Turks. He was held captive for five long years during which he promised that if he were ever released, he would make a pilgrimage to Santiago to thank God and all the saints for this blessing. He was rescued but time passed, Patiño married in Parma, Italy, and life went on peaceably until his house caught on fire and he, his wife, and their two children were trapped inside. Patiño promised (again) to make the pilgrimage to Santiago if only they were spared. Suddenly, an old man with a kind face, dressed in a long brown robe, carrying a staff and gourd, and wearing a hat with a shell emblazoned with the cross of Santiago appeared in the midst of the flames. The blaze ceased, the house collapsed around Patiño and his wife, but they were safe, a sure miracle. It was July 24th, at 11:30 p.m., just half an hour before the Feast of Santiago, July 25th, was to begin. At last Patiño decided it was time to make good on his promise. (Francisco Patino – Claudia Camina (wordpress.com)