Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Day Fifteen: Rosslyn Chapel

Our last day together as a semi-group was spent at Rosslyn Chapel.  Well known from "The DaVinci Code" of Dan Brown, as well as from the Knight's Templar and those who walk the Camino, and those who are into spirituality (this ground is holy, I've heard), we were amazed and delighted at this little jewel of a chapel that was filled with more symbols that you could shake a stick at. And the ruins of the Castle was equally fantastic.

One of the favorite stories that will lead to another pilgrimage: Robert the Bruce was killed in a fight with the English. His body was buried in Dunfermline, but the desire was this: his heart to be buried in Jerusalem. But the "Moors" stopped the band getting to Jerusalem, but the "Moors" were so impressed with the people that they let them take his heart to Melrose Abbey.  I heard this story where? Rosslyn Chapel.

Fantastic way to end this stretch of pilgrimage.

Buen camino!


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