Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pilgrimage photos: Spain, France and Portugal

I went on a pilgrimage to Spain, France and Portugal in Oct.-Nov. 2017. At the request of one follower, here are some samples from each stop along the way. Photos are in chronological order.

Montserrat, Spain
The monastery, hotel, and surrounding building seen from the roadside.
The view of the mountainside from the Stations of the Cross.
Pilgrims gather to hear a visiting, children's choir.
The monk's chapel behind the main altar.
Our Lady of Montserrat is in the niche above the altar.
One section in a long line (~200 ft) of votive candles 
Lourdes, France
A large statue in honor of the healings recorgnized at Lourdes
Fun fact: the Disneyland Castle was modeled after the Basilica at Lourdes
The facade of Rosary Basilica
The interior of the Rosary Basilica, at ground level, designed in a
Byzantine style
The altar of the Upper Basilica, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
The tabernacle of the Basilica of St. Pius X, the Underground Basilica

Pilgrims gather around the Grotto at the side of the Basilica.

Cathedral of Burgos, Spain
Facade above one of the entrances.
The enormous and elaborate main altar
One of many exquisite side chapels.
Segovia, Spain
The Carmelite monastery where St. John of the Cross is entombed.
The Cathedral of Segovia, the last Gothic cathedral built in Europe.

A large organ inside the cathedral
An interesting piece of artwork in a niche of the cathedral
One of many side altars.

An ancient Roman aqueduct still standing in the middle of Segovia
Avila, Spain
The walled city of Avila, one of few Spanish cities that never fell to Islamic invasion

Convent of St. Teresa of Jesus, inside the city walls
The Convent of St. Joseph outside the city walls
Monastery of the Incarnation outside the city walls

Fatima, Portugal
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Interior of Our Lady of the Rosary
The tombs of St. Jacinta and Blessed Lucia in one transept
The tomb of St. Francisco in the other transept

Statues where the angel first appeared in the Cabe├žo

A statue where Our Lady appeared at Valinhos on August 19, 1917

One of the Stations of the Cross that we created by Hungarian refugees.

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