Things have been too hectic to write recently, but this news must be communicated. The priceless Codex Calixtinus has been stolen from the archives of Santiago de Compostella. This illuminated manuscript is the oldest known guide to the pilgrimage to Santiago in the Middle Ages. It is generally ascribed to Aymeric Picaud, a French scholar from Parthenay-le-Vieux in the Poitou region of France. Picaud’s work is integral to our work at Via Lucis, providing much of the information available on the medieval pilgrimage churches on the different routes across France and Spain.
Here is an article in the Guardian about the theft.