terça-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2014

Cover from France

The nice cover received from Fabienne (France) this month brings stamps related to religious themes: two of them over two Routes the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela, traveled by pilgrims since the ninth century to venerate the relics of the Apostle James the Greater, whose supposed tomb Cathedral is in the Spanish town called Santiago de Compostela.  The Routes are Via Tolosana is the Latin name of one of the four routes in France the Camino de Santiago, the southernmost and Via Podiensis is one of the Routes of Santiago that part of Puy-en-Velay in Auvergne (in French, Auvergne) in France and extends to Step Adour and from there to Santiago de Compostela.
The third stamp from left to right is about St. Bernard of Clairvaux, an abbot of Clairvaux, saint and Doctor of the Church. Born in 1090 in Fontaine-lès-Dijon, died on August 20, 1153 at Abbey Claraval. It was a Cistercian monk and great propagator of the Order and defender of the Church. It was he who wrote the rule of the Templars.
Fabienne, thanks for the great stamps inside the letter and this cover!!!