For several nights, the hermit Paio observed enigmatic lights over the Wood of Libredón and informed Bishop Teodomiro of Iria of this

The kings of Asturias Alfonso II and Alfonso III, together with the Court of Oviedo, were the first known pilgrims of the IX century

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History also tells us of the pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostle of Saint Francis of Assisi in 1214

From the beginning of the pilgrimage, the Crown, the Church and the people organised a permanent healthcare and spiritual assistance service

At the end of the XIV century, the coast of Galicia — with the port of Corunna as a reference — powered a trading dynamic with the European Atlantic with rewarding results

In May 1589, faced with the fear of an attack on Compostela by the English troops of Francis Drake, Archbishop Juan de Sanclemente ordered the concealment of the body of the apostle

In the 50s and 60s of the XX century, the recuperation began little by little with the creation of the first Jacobean associations in Paris (1950) and Estella (1963), and the celebration of the Holy Years of 1965 and 1971

At the beginning of the century and the millennium, the Jacobean pilgrimage is, more than ever, a transversal phenomenon: on the one hand, spiritual and ecumenical, as well as open to knowledge, friendship and mutual understanding

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