A Pilgrimage Church on the Gironde (Dennis Aubrey)

Medieval France was the crossroads of Europe for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, one of the most important religious journeys of the Middle Ages. Four major routes through France led to the Spanish Cathedral in Galicia, originating in Paris and proceeding through Tours (Via Turonensis), Vézelay (Via Lemovicensis), Le Puy-en-Velay (Via Podiensis), and Arles […]

The Living Symbol (Dennis Aubrey)

When I was young, I was attracted to the writings of James Joyce, even when people ridiculed me for being pretentious. There was something about his language that fascinated me, like a puzzle that allowed one to discover hidden secrets. Perhaps it was hearing Joyce read from Finnegan’s Wake after my lifelong friend Antonio Gardella […]