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Horrific Train Wreck at Santiago de Compostela on Eve of Feastday

NBCNews: Security cameras captured the horrific moment when a speeding train derailed on a tight curve and smashed into a wall in Spain, killing at least 77 people and injuring 178, including 5 Americans. The dramatic footage of one of Europe’s worst rail disasters, obtained by Spanish newspaper El Pais, appeared to confirm reports that the train had been going too fast as it approached the city … More →

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His Paralyzed Leg Healed at Lourdes TV Repairman Walks 1000 Miles on Pilgrimage to Compostela

CatholicHerlad.co.uk: A man with a paralysed left leg has completed a 1,000-mile hike to Santiago de Compostela after being cured at Lourdes, it has been reported. Television repair man Serge François, 40, said he felt a warm glow spread down his herniated leg during a visit to Lourdes in 2002. Read more about this here.

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Spain’s Soccer Team Dedicates World Cup Trophy to Saint James the Greater

The president of the Spanish soccer association, Angel Maria Villar, and the coach of Spain’s national team, Vicente del Bosque, dedicated the country’s World Cup trophy to St. James the Apostle on Dec. 27. The Spanish soccer team won the World Cup in South Africa in July 2010. Villa spoke at the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela and referred to the Spanish … More →

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Archbishop Joins Young in Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

CNA reports: This week Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain accompanied 750 young people on a 13 mile leg of the Way of St. James, the pilgrimage route leading to Santiago de Compostela, where the apostle’s remains are buried. The archbishop met up with the large group of young people on Monday in the city of Gijon. He then walked 13 miles with them to … More →

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Three of Spain’s Soccer Champs Promised to Make Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

How coincidental is this! Eleonore Villarrubia just sent in an article of the subject of “Pilgrimages,” in which she highlights that of the shrine of Saint James the Greater in Spain and the penitential walk along the Camino de Santiago that ends at the shrine. Then I read that these Spanish soccer stars promised to make the pilgrimage if they won the World Cup. And … More →

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