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Investigating Places of Pilgrimage

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Investigating Places of Pilgrimage What I discovered about Canterbury Canterbury is a place in the south of England. The archbishop Thomas Becket was martyred in the Cathedral there in 1170. This is why Canterbury became a place of pilgrimage. After he died, Thomas Becket became a saint as he helped the poor. His tomb is one of the main centres of pilgrimage in Britain. What I discovered about Lourdes Lourdes is in the Pyrenees mountains in the south of France. In 1858 a fourteen year old girl called Bernadette Soubirous had visions of the Virgin Mary in a grotto near her home. ...read more.


They talk and discuss their views and opinions on religion together. The Story of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan During the Middle Ages there was a famous pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady in Cardigan. An ancient legend says that a statue of Mary was found by the side of the River Teifi. The statue was taken to the Parish Church but not permanently. The statue returned three or four times to the place where it was found. St. Mary's Church is now built on this spot. Pilgrims came to pray and leave gifts as a priest sang Mass daily in honour of Our Lady. ...read more.


The monks left in 1916 and another generation passed before the name was used again. The shrine was restored in 1952, Martin Gillette told Bishop Petit that Cardigan once had a famous shrine. In 1956 a new statue was blessed by Cardinal Griffin in the Westminster Cathedral. It was taken to every parish within the Diocese of Menevia before arriving in Cardigan. It became the Welsh national shrine. Pope John Paul blessed the candle. The symbolism of the shrine statue is that Mary presents her son to us, like she did to the Wise Men, to be adored. The Taper shows us that he is the light of the world. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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