We first floated the idea of building a Traditional community in the Spanish Mission article, after discovering that an abandoned village in Galicia was being given away for free. Two Legionnaires have since visited Galicia in order to conduct some initial reconnaissance and ascertain the viability of establishing a mission in Galicia.
Brother Antony and Brother Paul met the Mayor and explained our proposal and saw the abandoned village for themselves. In addition they explored the countryside of an ancient kingdom and visited the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, resting place of Santiago Matamoros, Apostle and Moorslayer.
“St. James the Moorslayer, one of the most valiant saints and knights the world ever had … has been given by God to Spain for its patron and protection.”
-Cervantes, Don Quixote
Below is Brother Tony’s report of their findings.
Continue reading Galicia Reconnaissance Report
Old Fashioned Knights in the Modern World
A guest post by Victor Vogt.
Don Quixote spent his days poring over old books on knighthood, chivalry and the fine art of war, and when the light grew dim and the candles went out he spent his nights dreaming of an era that time had no more use for. His dreams became delusions and he let himself get lost in them. By the call of destiny or madness, Don Quixote went chasing after the adventurous life of a noble knight, righting wrongs and protecting the weak, defending the honor of young maidens and upholding the codes of chivalry. More importantly, Don Quixote was preserving the noble European tradition of knighthood. Continue reading Old Fashioned Knights in the Modern World
This post will be of particular interest to our readers in Spain, of which I know we have many, but should also interest adventurous readers in Europe and those Europeans around the world who may be eyeing a return to their ancient homeland in time for the coming battle. A unique opportunity has arisen for those willing to seize it.
There is an abandoned hamlet called A Barca in the northwestern Spanish province of Galicia. It’s one of many in this part of Spain. Rural Galicia is beautiful, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the border with Portugal. It’s hilly and densely forested and marked by rivers and cliffs and canyons. Real rebel country. It’s also of cultural significance to us as it was once part of the medieval Christian kingdom of Asturias, where Pelagius won the battle of Covadonga and began the Reconquista which drove the Caliphate from Iberia. Continue reading Spanish Mission