Pilgrim passport and pilgrim stamp
As in the Middle Ages, a pilgrim’s passport, in which individual stations are entered by a pilgrim’s stamp, still serves today as proof of the distance traveled. The stamps are available in many monasteries, churches, cathedrals and St. James brotherhoods.
The pilgrimage certificate in Santiago de Compostela is ultimately issued only to those who can prove that they have traveled at least the last 100 km on foot or 200 km by bicycle or horse.
For the routes of the paths of the pilgrims of St. James from Hornbach to Metz there is a regional pilgrim passport. (Unfortunately, the pilgrim passport is currently out of print. A View versionalso available for printing). You can often get elaborately designed pilgrimage stamps at interesting stations here. In Lorraine, students of the UNESCO project school in Longeville-lès-St. Avold have designed some of the stamps.
In addition, it is possible to obtain from the St. James Societies both an international and a regional pilgrim passport (which also covers the project area of the Starry Path/