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NEW Guide to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela for Pilgrims

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IF YOU STAND HERE...
Pilgrims have been coming from all over the world to Spain for over 12 centuries to venerate the remains of the Apostle St. James the Greater and his two followers, Atanasio and Teodoro. The relics are housed in the crypt of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is the largest Romanesque cathedral in Spain.

This book will not focus on the exact size of the building or all the dates of all the various building programs. It will place you on the very spot in the Cathedral where something marvelous happened in the history of this extraordinary space. It will invite you to imagine the new archbishop saying Mass for the first time, the music director playing new music at the organ, or a local poet who stops in one late afternoon to say some prayers.

If you stand here, you will be standing…•where the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon watched the Botafumeiro swing in 1499, •where the Italian prince, Cosimo de Medici III entered the Cathedral in 1669, •where the poet Federico García Lorca visited with his classmates from the University of Granada in 1916, •where American writer Edith Wharton gazed at the Pórtico de la Gloria sculpture at sunset in 1925, or where the archbishop ran for his life when an angry mob set fire to the Cathedral roof in 1117. Each of these events still reverberates in the air in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – and all you have to do to experience it is to stand here.

Each chapter features a map so you can place yourself in the footprints of the history of this wonderful building.

US - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TFW3P26/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Stand-...+born+if+you+stand+here&qid=1612216164&sr=8-1
España - https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B08TFW3P26/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Born is an award-winning, New York and Michigan-based writer who has been writing stories and poetry since childhood. She is the author of “Buen Camino! Tips from an American Pilgrim.” Her short essay on the call to the Camino is included in "It's About Time," by Johnnie Walker (Redemptorist Pastoral Publications, 2019). Anne holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago. She is also a photographer, specializing in photos of the Way of St. James in Spain, the Camino de Santiago. She has been a featured performer in several New York venues with Inspired Word NYC and at the New York Transit Museum. Follow Anne Born on Twitter, Redbubble, and Instagram @nilesite.
 
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So nice to see a new book about the Camino! Congrats and thank you.

I've been wondering what updated guidebooks will be available when the Caminos "open up" again, in light of so many albergues having had to shut down.

This book on the Cathedral will encourage my mind to wander, even if my feet cannot.
 

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Stage 1 to Roncesvalles (2009), Sarria to SdC (2010), Leon to SdC (Dec 2012), Roncesvalles to Burgos (2014), Burgos to Leon (2016). Planning Primitivo July 2017, starting in Oviedo.
Thank you! It was a delight to write it.
 
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