Today the Manager of the Xacobeo, Rafael Sánchez, inaugurated the “Welcoming and Hospitality in the Camino de Santiago” exhibition at the Afundación centre in Ferrol, in the Plaza de la Constitución. The exhibition renders homage to all the voluntary hospitaleiros who constitute the keystone for the Jacobean route using a select collection of photographs by Manuel G. Vicente.
The photographs, which were taken in recent decades, from the endo of the nineties until the present time, show the important function of the voluntary hospitaleiros in hostels and at points on the Camino de Santiago.
Thus, through the photographs, we can see in depth the generous mission undertaken daily by the Associations o Friends of the Camino and the voluntary hospitaleiros all over the world, flooding the Jacobean Route with the essence of fraternity and solidarity and disseminating the cultural and spiritual content of the Camino.
Through the photographs, the exhibition explains how, as the Camino advances, communication takes place at several levels: communication with oneself, with the Jacobean Route itself and with the companions on the Camino, with the hospitaleiros and the local people.
The “Welcoming and Hospitality in the Camino de Santiag” exhibition could already be visited in Santiago de Compostela and is currently following an itinerary through the centres of the Jubilee of Mercy in Galicia.
The Afundación centre in Ferrol hosts the exhibition from today until November 19, 2016. Visiting times are: from Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m..