The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain is currently undergoing a 30-million euro restoration. (Photo: Kristina Glicksman)
Earlier this month, Queen Sofía of Spain presided over the reopening of one of the great artistic masterpieces of her country and an icon of medieval Spanish Christianity: the magnificent Portico da Gloria (Portico of Glory) of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. And just in time, too. Today we celebrate the feast of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John, evangelizer of Spain, and first martyr among the Apostles. His earthly remains reside in a small silver casket beneath the cathedral’s

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