Day 2

The Catholic Church in Vaals, Netherlands. A local tourist attraction is the three countries point where Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium meet. Two priests from India asked me to take their photo. One is ministering in the Netherlands, the other in Italy.

Trier, Germany

I decided to venture into this imposing church whose exterior reminded me of St Agatha’s, Portsmouth/St Bart’ s, Brighton.

I dreamt it would be filled with marble, life size statues and pretty baroque pieces Upon entering I immediately realised that I’d entered a Protestant church.

Where’s the tat?? 

Trier Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier is the oldest cathedral in the country. 

In the cathedral I was able to pray in front of the Holy Robe.

The Holy Robe is the seamless garment said to be worn by Christ during the Crucifixion.

The Robe first makes an appearance in written documents in the 12th century. In 1512, the high altar of Trier Cathedral was opened and the Robe was found inside, along with other important relics from the Holy Land.

The Holy Robe was first displayed in Trier in 1512 for a period of 23 days, during which more than 100,000 pilgrims came to venerate it.

Other churches:

I’m now enjoying a fruit juice in a cobbled square and looking forward to the next part of this pilgrimage. 

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