Just arrived yesterday from my in laws, and I thought I could post some pics of the remains of a monastery which are about 3 miles away from where I stayed.
This monastry is of gothic style and it is on the St. James pilgrim's way. It was a hospital monastery who provided shelter and medical care for the pilgrims.
After recovering, pilgrims were asked to work for the monks up to five years to pay for the care received. So there was no charity at all.
Now part of it is used to give shelter to modern pilgrims at no cost at all but they do accept some sort of voluntary donation. It is private owned and has nothing to do with monks or any church at all.
The monk's order was "Los Antonianos" as they were devoted to San Anton
( Saint Anthony) and their symbol whas the Thau "T" letter in greek that you can see in this round window or "rosetón" originaly there was a "T" letter on each cercle of it but only a few remain.
This green plastic curtain on the right closes the dormitory of the modern pilgrims that can rest, have a shower, get some food and sleep on those beds
I thought you might find it interesting.