Today I came across a black metal cross with a gold plaque that said

End of the Camino

Rosinna de Verona

I didn’t take a picture because it seemed too sacred. I wonder who was Rosinna and why was she on the Camino. Did she die of some long lingering disease? Did she have a sudden stroke? Or did she die of a broken heart that she was hoping to mend on the camino? Was she happy when she died? Was she surrounded by pilgrim friends?

And who put the cross there? Family? Friends? An unrequited lover?

Was her name Rosinna de Verona or was she simply Rosinna from the town of Verona in Italy?

All I know is that she was a pilgrim, she died, and someone cared enough to commemorate the place of her death with a cross.

Buon Camino Rosinna

~ by michelleperram on September 4, 2019.

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