Most people recall the story of the flies. Legend holds that in 1285, the good people of Girona were saved from a French army siege by a swarm of flies emanating from Saint Narcissus’ tomb in the Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu.
But I like to reflect on another story, one that is remembered every year beginning on October 29th and continuing through All Saints Day. Cotton is blessed and spread on the floor of Saint Narcissus’ chapel, assuring the townsfolk of Girona relief from inner ear pain. And what I want to know is, do you have to be from Girona to get the cure?
Find It!Basilica Parroquial de Sant Feliu Pujada de Sant Feliu Girona, Spain Mon-Sat 10-12:30; Daily 4-6:30; Mass: 6:30 Daily; Sunday & Holidays 12 noon, 6:30.
Sandra Foyt | Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: email@example.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.