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Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious part of a Christian's life
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Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians.
In this question I am going to explain why pilgrims go to pilgrimages, especially to Lourdes and Lough Derg. Religion plays a big part in a Christian's life, they are on a journey, usually a spiritual journey, and they do this to feel closer to God. The aspects of a pilgrimage help them with this.
Pilgrimage is so important to Christians for many reasons. At Lourdes people go to ask for and receive God's help. Many people that go there are ill and sick and they go to Lourdes to try and cure their illness. People also go to seek God's forgiveness and as we know he is always willing to grant us forgiveness. At Lourdes people worship Mary, Mary said "pray for sinners" so this is what people do at Lourdes. Lough Derg is a very solemn place. During your stay at Lough Derg you receive the sacrament of reconciliation; the sacrament of reconciliation is the forgiveness of sins. There is also re-newel of baptismal vowels, symbolic action and four masses, which also seeks God's forgiveness. In Lourdes, you pray to our lady (the
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