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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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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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Pilgrimage. Many Roman Catholic Christians feel that going on a pilgrimage makes them feel more aware of God.
On the 11th of February 1858, fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubirous found herself wandering the riverbank to a place called Massabielle. It was here that she saw the lady dressed in white, wearing a blue sash and a yellow rose on each foot. Today stands a marble statue of the Lady, set in the niche above the cave. It is of the exact description given to the Sculptor by Bernadette. The reason people had believed Bernadette was when during the sixteenth apparition Mary appeared to Bernadette and told her, "Que soy era immaculada conceptiou" meaning "I am the Immaculate Conception,' chosen at birth to be free from sin.
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