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People today go to Lourdes on pilgrimage for many reasons one of them is to bathe in the water.

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A01- Pilgrimage R.E Kieron Curran There are many places of pilgrimage but there are only a few main ones, which includes Lourdes. The story of how Lourdes came about is when a young girl called Bernadette went to the grotto and saw a woman in the grotto and told her to come back for fifteen more days and she told her to do several tasks like wash and dig in the mud until she reached a spring and water started to flow and go and tell the priest to build a chapel but nobody listened to her until she asked the lady in the grotto her name her name was Mary. "I am the immaculate conception" and she went to tell the priest what Mary said and he knew she was telling the truth and from the on people went to the grotto to pray. ...read more.

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They process in memory of Mary mother of Jesus as she asked us to remember her. This is also a time for people to have a reflective and quiet prayer. The Stations of the Cross are large life like statues, which are placed on a steep hill, which is nearly a mile long. Pilgrims also light candles outside the grotto to remember family and friends who have asked to pray for them. So people get larger candles so the prayer remains when they have left. Blessed sacrament procession pilgrim's process behind the Blessed Sacrament as an act of prayer reflection and remembrance of Jesus. Jerusalem is a major catholic pilgrimage area this is because this is where Jesus was born lived and died. Catholics go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem to remember Jesus' death. ...read more.

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at noon darkness covered the land it lasted three hours. At 3o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice "eloi, eloi lama sabachthani. This means my god my god why have you deserted me. The people nearby said listen he is calling for Elijah. A man offered Jesus something to drink he said let me see if Elijah comes to take him down. With a loud cry Jesus took his last breath. Another reason for visiting Jerusalem is for the holy place of sepuchre this is built over the place where Jesus was crucified and where his body and tomb was laid. The effects Jerusalem has in pilgrims is that they might feel sorrow and sad because it is where Jesus died. For example the via Delorosa the path that Jesus took and when he was struggling and going through distraught time in his last years of his life. Pilgrims might fill sad knowing how Jesus struggled with his heavy cross and the thorns on his head. ...read more.

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