The Legend of Saint Narcissus – Church of Sant Feliu – Girona, Spain

by Sandra Foyt on October 26, 2012

in Travel Photos

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.

Saint Narcissus Chapel - Sant Feliu Church - Girona, Spain

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?

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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 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, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Sonja October 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Flies and inner ear pain? They have some interesting concerns in that town. 🙂
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Sandra Foyt October 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ha! Fortunately, the flies only come out at times of major battles.
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Kay Rodriguez October 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm


Sweet post! Old churches really fascinate me, and it seems that Spain has quite a few of them. Awesome photo — I’ll definitely have to check this place out one day 🙂

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Sandra Foyt October 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

I hope you do! Spain is gorgeous, and the stories behind the churches are endless.
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