Did you know it? “Why the Shell?”

If the shell became the symbol of the way of Saint-Jacques, it is because it was typical of the Galician coast, and in the past, the pilgrims brought it back with them to demonstrate that they had made ​​the trip.


The Pilgrims fix a shell on their mantle in honor of the apostle and relate it with great joy at home as a proof of their long journey. The two valves of the shell are the two precepts of love of neighbor which the wearer must strengthen its life, how to love God above all and your neighbor as yourself …


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