& León GREEN MEN OF PONFERRADA Nearby places: Lugo, S.Colomba, Astorga
Once again an example of the information boykott. Nobody in town knows
about the connection between the Templers and the church Nuestra Señora de la Encina.
Despite the fact that it is mentioned in E.Begg: "The Black Virgin". Maybe I
could have found something in the church shop. Unfortunately it had closed. Thus I had to
find out myself....
First surprise: The Madonna with at
least four Green Men
Here they are
Then the entrance of the church, not mentioned in its brochure (at all).
Although here a phantastic and rare scene is unfolding itself
THE UNITY OF
GREEN MEN, TREE OF LIFE AND CROWN
Discovery Note 10
At last, this She is: the
Black Madonna de la Encina, the only one of Whom is known that She has been taken by the
Templers from the Midle East...