Adventus archiespiscopi nostri Sigeric ad Romam : primitus ad limitem beati Petri apostoli : deinde ad Sanctam Mariarn scolarn Anglorum: ad Sanctum Laurentium in craticula : ad Sanctum Valentinum in ponte Molui […]
“Usually the pilgrims were men, but women could undertake the trip as well. The person had to pay his debts, prepare a will, receive from his local priest his pilgrim costume, ask […]
A good, clear picture of the route from Cantebury to Rome and confirmation, if it is needed that “The roads that Sigeric followed became known as the Via Francigena (the road to […]
Here is a picture of the serious monk himself – at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset complete with plaque….
I speak fluent French – I teach it. 700 days should allow me to bring my Italian up to a very good standard. Another incentive. There is a course at the University […]
Two people who have completed the pilgrimage twice – first on horseback then on bike – have produced a very detailed blog and two guidebooks. The blog is at http://www.pilgrimagepublications.blogspot.com and the […]
“Thanks to the work of the International Scientific Committee, we are today in a position to retrace this route on the basis of a document left to us by Sigeric, Archibishop of […]
Wonderful quote:“The Via Francigena is a historical itinerary leading to Rome from Canterbury, a major route which in the past was used by thousands of pilgrims on their way to Rome. At […]
Archbishop Sigeric, our friend who first described the route of my trip (from Cantebury to Rome) has a couple of local connections. According to Wikipedia he was elected Abbot of St Augustine’s […]
I have 723 according to Blogspot (see the vote I have just put over there on the right) assuming that I leave on the 1st August 2010.
That is up for discussion. I certainly won’t be cycling back to the UK. The beer that I have with my friends near Ostuni in Puglia will be well deserved and I […]
Good question. And a complicated answer. I have just turned 39 and am beginning to enter a “mid-life crisis”. Summer 2009 is too short a time to make the changes I want […]