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Inauguration of a Sculptural Piece Allusive to the Central Way of Santiago

A Sculptural Piece allusive to the Central Way of St. James was inaugurated on the last day of the year 2022 in the morning, at Rua de Recarei

A piece that both praises the way and gives direction to the pilgrims.

It was inaugurated on the last day of the Jacobean year. The Jacobean years are those in which St. James is celebrated on a Sunday, and in 2021, July 25, 2021 coincided with a Sunday, there are normally 14 Jacobean years in each century, the last Jacobean was in 2010 and the next will be in 2027.

The Jacobean years occur with a cadence of 6, 5, 6 and 11 years. Due to the pandemic, the Holy Father has ordered that the 2021 Jacobean celebrations be extended to 2022.

The commemoration of the Jacobean years began in 1122 in Compostela by order of Pope Callistus II, who granted full indulgence (forgiveness of all sins) to anyone who visited the tomb of the Apostle St. James.

The Central Portuguese Way is the most traveled way to Santiago de Compostela in Lusitania and passes through several areas of União das Freguesias.


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