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When pilgrims visit Lourdes they:- * Light candles and pray the rosary * Bathe in the baths fed by the spring well in front of the grotto * Attend Mass in one of the Churches near the grotto * Take part in the processions. What I discovered about Taize Taize is a place where all the Christian communities come together. Young people from different backgrounds come together to pray, cook, camp, study and go to Church.
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Explain the religious activities that Christians take part in when they go in pilgrimage? Refer to two places of pilgrimage in your answer?
Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages. During the eighteenth century, a French girl named Bernadette had a series of visions within this town. She had eighteen apparitions in total, and it was during the ninth that the vision revealed herself to the Virgin Mary. During this vision Mary told Bernadette to dig in a specific site ,where Bernadette would discover a spring. A spring of water began to flow at the place she indicated.
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more often if they are not already doing that and getting the courage to take that step to take the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Because when they get into the bath it is like them taking an act of penance. In Lourdes the light procession, which could make the pilgrim feel special inside as the hold the Jesus the light of the world in their hand and when they get home they could feel more confident into meeting and talk to new people because in the procession you just don't pray all along the way but you also get the chance to talk and get to know people that is in their pilgrim group or a different pilgrim group.
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People today go to Lourdes on pilgrimage for many reasons one of them is to bathe in the water. The baths are a symbol of our baptism and we are also strengthening our faith, you walk along the bath and kiss the statue of Mary mother of Jesus, then you are fully immersed into the bath until you think you are cleansed, people also drink the water for the same reasons for cleansing and healing and pilgrims also bring back holy water for family and loved ones.
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Lourdes is one of the most famous centres of Christian Pilgrimage. Describe and Explain why Christians go there
Nowadays it is a less demanding challenge which still tests a person's faith but aims to improve it. While very few pilgrims travel by foot nowadays, most travel by air, train or some other modern public transport. There are many questions as to why people go on pilgrimages and the main reason is to regain or improve a person's faith. The pilgrim is devoting a small section of his or her life to helping those less fortunate than themselves. It may be a way to increase the strength of the pilgrims bond with God or re-build their faith.
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In the first day of our visit, we went to the dumping site in Manila. It was like any landfill sites in Hong Kong. The main difference is that, there are people living beside the site, and they walk in the site to find 'treasure'
It is their life; everyday is like that, spending 7 or more hours in the site to earn their living. It seems to be terrible, how come you can live with the garbage? We visited also their houses, and had some chat with them. The family we visited came from the rural areas, they were farmers formerly. They couldn't earn their living, so they came to Manila-the city to survive. The situation in the site is bad enough, but they chose not to go back, you could imagine the condition there would be even worse.
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and in Europe e.g. Rome (Vatican City) and Lourdes. People make these pilgrimages for many different reasons. Some go to just too see the places where Jesus was or to see particular churches associated with special people or events. Some people go on pilgrimages to strengthen their faith and help them to feel closer to God. Some places such as Lourdes, are associated with healing miracles and people visit there in the hope of a cure, either for themselves, or for people who are close to them.
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Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey on which people go to become closer to God. Pilgrimage
The purpose was to build churches to the glory of God. Main purpose for visiting Rome is to see the Vatican and more historical landmarks. On a visit to the Vatican it's likely that pilgrims will visit La Piazza Di San Pietro (St Peter's Square), which lies before the Basilica of St Peter. St. Peter's square provides the sense of being united and can strengthen faith. Pilgrims like to see the Pope and where he lives. He makes specific speeches and appearances around Easter and Christmas. Pilgrims can receive blessings from the Pope.
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These pilgrims also tend to be able to have a clear understanding that Jerusalem is a city where many historical events took place especially on the Christian religion. When some Christian pilgrims go to these pilgrimage sites, they have a feeling of knowing that they have accomplished a major task in Christian religion, which is knowing about the history of Christianity and thereby taking it into historical account. As these pilgrims keep travelling to these religious, sacred sites there comes a time when in one way or the other, a remarkable point in their lives changes and bringing about unity, freedom, merits and protests.
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Pilgrimage is an ancient custom which has changed over many years. It used to be a long and dangerous journey, but now many treat it like a holiday
Another type of pilgrimage is when people go to the holy place to pray, to be healed. * Lourdes Lourdes is a French town at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is a popular place for Christians because it is where a young girl, Bernadette, had a number of visions of the Virgin Mary in a grotto near to her home. These visions happened over a six month period in 1858. It is said that Mary told Bernadette to find a spring. She did and in 1862 it was declared by the pope that the underground spring had miraculous healing qualities.
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Some Christians choose to make this journey uncomfortable as an act of penance and to reflect on the pain Jesus went through. In most recent years pilgrims have used modern transport to reach their chosen place of pilgrimage which some might argues damages the spirit of reason for going on pilgrimage. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage for their own reasons may be seeking a break from routine, some time and space to reflect, but going on pilgrimage is very different from a holiday.
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Throughout Christian history, pilgrimage has always featured highly. However, pilgrimages are a lot safer now.
On June 24 1981, The Virgin Mary appeared to a group of six teenagers just outside the small village of Medugorje. She introduced herself as 'Queen of Peace' and said 'I have come to be with you, to convert and reconcile the whole world to God'. From that day to this it is said The Virgin Mary appears everyday. Evesham is another place that is now very popular with local pilgrims as it is another site in which The Virgin Mary appeared.
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On the 25th February, a Thursday, she was told to drink and wash in the water from the cave. However there was only a tiny trickle of water in the cave and the tiny trickle became a stream pouring into the river. This stream now yields tens of thousands of gallons of water every day. On 2nd March she told Bernadette to build a chapel at the cave and to have processions there often. However, the priest did not believe her. The next time the lady appeared Bernadette asked her name to which she replied 'Immaculate Conception'. The doctrine of 'the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary' had only been set by the Pope four years earlier.
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There are many places of Christian pilgrimage. Santiago de Compostela in Spain is a place of Christian pilgrimage.
Many go because they are ill and go on Pilgrimage to ask god to help, or heal them. Lourdes is a good example of this. Many Christians believe that Lourdes is a place of healing. The ill go and sometimes bath in the water as it is supposed to have healing powers. Other Christian may go on pilgrimage to meet people of the same situation, and find comfort in being with others of the same beliefs and this helps them to cope with what ever problems they have.
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Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages.
Since the apparitions the grotto has become a place of prayer, of gathering and devotion. Within the grotto there is a statue of Mary. Above this statue one can read "Que soy era Immaculada Conceptiou". It is in the dialect of the Lourdes, that, on 25th March 1858, the Virgin Mary announced herself to Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception". To the back of the Grotto, at the left of the Alter, one can see the flowing spring that Bernadette discovered on 25th February 1858. This water, so that it is available to everyone, has been channeled towards taps and the baths.
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This can also show a need to do penance, which Christians believe is an important part of getting closer to God. St Patrick also did a lot of fasting. The pilgrims also fast. They are only allowed two meals on their stay, which include black tea, black coffee or water, dry toast and oatcakes. This is also copying Jesus when he was in the desert for forty days. This pilgrimage has very strict routines, which help us to gain self-knowledge.
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There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah goes to pray on Mount Horeb
During the pilgrimage a pilgrim will be involved in various religious activities, as well as prayer and reflection. The celebration of the sacraments is very common during pilgrimages. Pilgrims will approach pilgrimage or their journey in many ways depending on their reason for going. They may go to different places depending on their reason. There are many different approaches to pilgrimage. The whole pilgrimage could depend on why you are going for example if you want to feel closer to Jesus you would probably go to the Holy land and visit places associated with his life such as His birthplace- Bethlehem or where He taught and died- Jerusalem.
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Having gone on a pilgrimage to escape the Crusades, a Christian may have developed a sense of pacifism, and, therefore, would not support any military action in the future. On the other hand, a Christian may feel that he/she has not been faithful to God in avoiding the Crusades, and may decide that they want to fight for their faith after all. Avoiding things was a major reason for pilgrims to go on a pilgrimage; sometimes when a person was convicted of a small crime they would be given the option of prison or a pilgrimage, in the hope that the ordeal would help them improve.
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Pilgrims pray to feel their presence, open our hearts, and receive their sacred love. In this way they directly experience love. Pilgrimage is one way to search for the deeper meaning and purpose in our lives and to try and get a deeper and spiritual understanding of god. Through pilgrimage the spirit is renewed and the general outlook becomes uplifted. Changing the way we look at everyday life. By visiting sacred sites pilgrims are able to express themselves in powerful ways and have a direct personal experience of holiness. This experience is the power of pilgrimage and why it is important in religions Introduction In this coursework I am going to talk about a Christian place of pilgrimage.
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Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians. In your answer, include reference to the two places of pilgrimage you have mentioned.
Others who are terminally ill might want to bathe in water that has been taken from the spring. At the baths, each person is stripped down to his or her under-garments. They are then put on a stretcher and held over the bath. The bath is full of water from the spring, and is usually extremely cold. Before a person is fully submerged in the water, he or she kisses a small model of Our Lady. Some people have been known to come out of the water completely dry.
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What is involved in Christian pilgrimage? Illustrate the different approaches to pilgrimage referring to two or more places of pilgrimage.
An approach to pilgrimage, which is very unique to Lourdes, is the miracles that are claimed to happen. This is one of the reasons why over 2 million pilgrims go to Lourdes every year. A focus at Lourdes is a spring, which is believed to have miraculous healing powers as the Virgin Mary blessed it. Many sick or disabled people come to Lourdes hoping to be healed by God or in some way become empowered to deal with their illness.
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Many religions go on pilgrimage but we are going to centralise this discussion on the holy sites in Jerusalem. This is because this is where Jesus was arrested, crucified and where he was resurrected. These interesting sites include.... The room of the last supper This place is also called the cenacle of the upper chamber room in which the Eucharist is based on. Seven weeks after the passion the Holy Spirit appeared to the disciple and this was the origin of the Pentecost, which is recorded in the New Testament in the book of acts of the apostle. Almost every turning in the east Jerusalem reveals some significant site of religious or historical interests.
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Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians. In your answer include reference to the pilgrimages you have mentioned above.
During their time at Lourdes the pilgrims are encouraged to pray and build up a stronger relationship with God, they are given an opportunity to do this during the many masses that take place each day. Also, people who are not ill like to go to Lourdes and volunteer to help the sick.
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had a number of visions of the Virgin Mary in a grotto near her home in Lourdes. Because of this Lourdes is known as a Marian Shrine. The Pope later declared Lourdes authentic and it was said that spring revealed to Bernadette by the Virgin Mary had miraculous powers capable of healing. This in now why so many people are flocking to Lourdes to seek their own physical healings. When pilgrims get to Lourdes they engage in various activities. Most of them visit the grotto(which is where Bernadette saw her visions of Mary)
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Although the town of Lourdes has just 17000 inhabitants, 5 million visitors go there each year. This is due to a vision seen by Bernadette Soubirous on numerous occasions, although the first visitation is said to be on February 11th 1858. Apparently Bernadette kept asking the lady in white who she was, and eventually she replied "Que soy era Immaculada Conceptiou" - I am The Immaculate Conception, this confirmed that these visions were images of the Virgin Mary. Lourdes is the most popular place of pilgrimage in Europe and there have been numerous miraculous healings reported related to the shrine and especially the water of the spring.
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