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Start point of your camino on the compostela

evanlow

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances06
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Without a starting point (or the which camino route) printed on the compostela, one can walk many caminos on have exactly the same compostela (with the exception of the date of arrival).

I've always said the camino is in your head, not on a piece of paper. Still, it would be nice as I have 3 exact compostela even though they are from different route.

What do you think?
 

sillydoll

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Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Little John started in Lagos on the Portuguese route: caught a bus to Ferrol and walked back to Santiago on the Ingles: caught a bus to Burgos and walked back on the Camino Frances and earned his Compostela. (He already has 6 of them from other routes.)
John discovered, walking the Via Francigena, that you can only earn one Testimonium - no matter how many times you walk it. There is a different document if you walk on the Via Romea from the south to Rome.

I have got two Compostelas and a Tourist Certificate (and a Testimonium from Rome.) For new members who don't know what they look like, here they are.

The Compostela:


The Certificate:


The Testimonium:
 

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evanlow

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances06
Primitivo07
Plata08
Norte12
Levante(14-15)
Vasco16
Mozarabe(16-17)
Madrid17
Portuguese18
Hi Sil,

It's nice, the Via Francigena's Testimonium. By the way, which one is Saint Peter?

-Evan-

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sillydoll

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Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Mmmmm............... Peter has the keys .... Paul has the sword (I think!)
 

surlechemin

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sillydoll said:
Mmmmm............... Peter has the keys .... Paul has the sword (I think!)

You're correct. Peter's symbol are the keys and Paul's symbol is the sword because according to church tradition as a Roman citizen he was beheaded and not crucified.
 

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