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A01 Pilgramage

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On a pilgrimage to Lourdes a pilgrim would go there to see what Bernadette had done and how Mary had influenced her. Lourdes is a town situated in the Southwest of the Hautes-Pyr�n�es department, lying in the first Pyrenean foothills. Lourdes has a population of around 1,000 inhabitants but is able to take in some 5,000,000 pilgrims and tourists every season. Lourdes has the second greatest number of hotels in France after Paris with about 270 establishments. One command Mary gave Bernadette was to "come back to the grotto for fifteen days". So today pilgrims go to the grotto and celebrate Bernadette's find, they go there to pray for their love ones and the dead. ...read more.


So today pilgrims will go to the Garden where Jesus was betrayed and kiss the stone where he sat when he talked to his father. Another reason why pilgrims go on pilgrimages to Jerusalem is to travel on the road Via Dolorosa. Matthew 27: 31"After they had mocked him they stripped him of the robe and put his clothes on him, they led him away to be crucified." So today pilgrims will travel up that road and travel along the Stations of the Cross to remember all the pain and suffering Jesus went through. Finally pilgrims go to Jerusalem for their pilgrimage to go to the tomb where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. ...read more.


In the gospel it tells us that "Mary a virgin conceived a baby with the power of the Holy Sprit" Today a pilgrim will go to the church of the Nativity and see where Jesus was conceived they will go inside and pray while touch one of the fourteen stars or kiss the ground where Jesus was conceived. Another place where we remember Jesus is the Edicule, this is where Jesus' body was placed. In Matthew gospel 27:60-61 "He placed the body in the tomb what he had cut out of a rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance of the tomb and went away. In Conclusion I have explained about the customs that pilgrims take when they go on pilgrimages. I have also explained what customs the pilgrims believe in when they are remembering their leader and how they practice their faith. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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