Register | Login


Since medieval times, the village of Rocamadour in the Occitanie region of southwestern France has attracted pilgrims from across Europe for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is said that Saint Amator—thought to be the Biblical tax collector of Jericho, Zacheus—had lived and died here, shortly after he left Jerusalem. Legend has it that after St Amator's body was discovered, several miracles started to happen, and as the healing powers of Amator's remains became known, the site began attracting pilgrims and donations from French kings and queens allowing the site to grow into a village with several shrines and places of worship. Eventually, Rocamadour became an important stop on the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Campostela.

rocamadour-2

Photo credit: dynamosquito/Flickr

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...

The Impossible Railroad
The Impossible Railroad
The Rock Islands of Palau
The Rock Islands of Palau
Soviet War Memorial at Mamayev Kurgan
Soviet War Memorial at Mamayev Kurgan
The Worlds Steepest Cogwheel Railway at Mount Pilatus
The Worlds Steepest Cogwheel Railway at Mount Pilatus
Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone
Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
Pygmy Marmoset - The Smallest Monkey
Pygmy Marmoset - The Smallest Monkey
Film Actress Anushka Cute Sizzling Photos
Film Actress Anushka Cute Sizzling Photos