Saint Marti du Canigou
April 13, 2012 in We hike ..!
And then, said Dr. Vallejo:
Now you can walk without crutches, but carefully. Remember: always on flat ground, regular, because you’re not even to go jogging as a horse
Back in 1000, the count Wilfred II (as distinct from the downy Guifré). His son Wilfred II decided to build here, a monastery intended to accommodate a community of monks ofthe Benedictine Order. He was assisted by his brother, the famous (at least here inCatalunya) Abbot Oliva, a true moonlighting, because he turns gave throughout Catalonia, founding convents.
As usual the second question I did, seeing the site was.
But how they happened to settle here?
I say second because the first question at least in this case was
But what am I doing here?
A question directly related to the pending ascension path, paved and relatively short.But with a large gap. Climb was difficult, but worse was down. I had to walk downbackwards, upside down, arm in arm with my husband. You can imagine the look of amazement, as the few French tourists that we met, they looked at me. Everything would have been easier but my knee operation had not been even as recently
The monks were there until 1783 when they moved to nearby San Miguel de Cuixàtaking with them all the files, the abbey was abandoned for over 120 years, which is nothing extraordinary apparently seen.
The really amazing thing is that in the early twentieth century one, Monsignor du PontCarsalade Bishop of Perpignan, decided to buy the ruins and start restoration that lasted until 1932. When the Abbey falls back into oblivion, at that time people were for other purposes such as war.
In 1952 the reconstruction works taken up under the direction of Bernard deChabannes, a Benedictine monk. But in 1987 the Bishop of Perpignan, gives the monastery to a Catholic religious community ”beatitudes.”
I think that the Benedictines should not have to like the decision
Well there they are monks and nuns also, as we say in Spain “together, but not stirred”
In summer there is a navette that takes you up above, I do not think it was anythingmuch bigger than a suzuki because the road is very narrow, for another type of car.
But if you do not want to wait, you can climb it if you’re not just operated.
Below are posters that report visiting hours and masses, do not forget that this is achurch. though what we saw as we went down nobody bothers to read them.
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