A Pilgrim, a Dog, and a Donkey

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 11:05
via francigena

Nothing much happens in my sleepy village in the Veneto, but yesterday there was a ripple of excitement. I heard from my friend in the next street that a young pilgrim who had walked north all the way from Rome would arrive that evening, and was to be offered accommodation and a meal before she went off the next day en route along the San Antonio route to St. Anthony’s basilica in Padova. Would I like to meet her? Of course! It sounded interesting and very unusual.

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