Friday, August 25, 2006

Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a city that is founded by pilgrims for pilgrims.

A miracle happened there that would make this place famous till today.

The Hugonel family (father, mother, son), pilgrims from Cologne (Köln) in Germany were staying at the hospital at Santo Domingo. A maid propositioned the son but was turn down. In spite, she hides a silver goblet among his belongings and accused him of theft. He was arrested to be hanged at the gallows. As his parents were moving on, they heard his cry saying that he is still alive because Saint Domingo is holding his feet. The magistrate of the city were about to eat a hen and a rooster when the parents explained what had happened to their son. The magistrate sceptically replied to the parents that their son is as alive as his meal. Immediately, the hen and rooster came to live and jumped on his plate proving the boy's innocence.

Today we have a live chicken and rooster living inside the church. I smell something fowl here...

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