The FRH Torch – What’s next?

The FRH Torch – What’s next?

With the beginning of spring, FRH Torch will be on the move again! The Torch will be hosted at two very different events, and we are looking forward to welcoming a number of new contributors.

Lebaniego Jubilee Year celebrations in Potes, Spain on 21 April

Part of the celebrations of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year, the FRH Torch will visit Potes in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria. The Lebaniego Way Pilgrimage destination is the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana, where the biggest preserved piece of the Cross of Christ is guarded. It is also one of the four holy places of perpetual Jubilee from the Middle Ages, together with Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago de Compostela.

The Liébana region lies at the very heart of the Picos de Europa mountains. It here that thousands of people arrive looking to be granted the jubilee (a universal indulgence) by crossing the Holy Door of Forgiveness after their pilgrimage during the Jubilee Year (which only takes place every 6, 5 and 11 years according to the bull of Pope Julius II). Various religious, cultural, gastronomic and leisure activities are planned for this period, and FRH is delighted to have the Torch on the agenda of the closing event.

Preserve, Use and Develop Conference in Lund, Sweden on 26 April

On 25 – 26 April the FRH Torch will be present at the Preserve, Use and Develop Conference – Ecclesiastical Heritage and its Future Challenges. Organised by the Diocese of Lund, Church of Sweden, the event will present projects and methods which aim at finding extended use for churches as sustainable resources for local communities and parishes. We are extremely happy to announce that the FRH Torch has been included in the programme. We are looking forward to seeing you in Lund on the second day of the conference (26 April).

Are you up to date with the Torch’s journey?

Make sure you watch our brand-new video shot at the European Landscape Forum in Aschaffenburg! This and more videos are available on our YouTube channel. And don’t miss the new letters, already available on the FRH Torch website!

 Join the FRH Torch Initiative and become a storyteller yourself!

Would you also like to share your story or message relating to religious heritage, even though you cannot make it to any of our events? Nothing simpler! Send us your letter via the FRH Torch website and we will share your story with the rest of the world!

Join Ministers of Culture, artists and scientists in stressing the value of our shared heritage. Add your name to the contributors’ list already including Ingrid van Engelshoven, Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science; Maestro Plácido Domingo, a renowned artist and President of Europa Nostra; and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

As Vincent Van Gogh once said: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Will you take the first step?

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