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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

A discovery in Lisbon… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. The cathedral is a very austere, fortress-like construction and that’s no accident. It was built in the years after a…

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Templar quest in Portugal 2017 – Lisbon

I have just returned from a very Templar themed holiday in Portugal – in the next few blog posts, I’ll share my discoveries with you: Lisbon is the capital of modern day Portugal and a thriving, bustling city. But let’s…

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The Templars in Lincolnshire

Interesting news article HERE from the Scunthorpe Telegraph about the Templars in Lincolnshire – a county in eastern England. It name checks Bottesford Preceptory, one of several Templar estates in the county. A Preceptory, by the way, was a Templar…

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Santiago de Compostela – burial place of Saint James the Apostle

Saint James the Apostle is claimed to be buried in the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. A huge basilica has been built over the site of his remains. And behind the high altar, pilgrims climb a narrow staircase to…

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Did Templars build cathedrals?

The Order of the Temple existed at the same time as a massive boom in cathedral building.  Throughout the twelfth and thirteenth century, Europe resounded to the striking of chisel against stone and yet, it all seems to have been…

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