Cure by dancing - hundreds of pilgrims take part in the annual St. Willibrod dancing?
Cure by dancing - hundreds of pilgrims take part in the annual St. Willibrod dancing procession, at Echternach, Luxembourg, May 19, in homage to the saint who converted to Christianity the Eifel region of Germany, parts of Holland and Luxembourg, around the year 739. At that time Echternach was afflicted by 'Danse de Saint Guy' - epilepsy.
It was originally to ward off this evil that the dancing procession was founded. In present times pilgrims from France, Holland, Germany and Belgium come to pray and dance for the recovery of friends and relations from other illnesses.
A group of pilgrims from Eifel took two days to walk the 50 miles from there to Echternach.
The Bishop of Koln officiated at the ceremony and blessed the thousands gathered there.