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.

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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. They talk and discuss their views and opinions on religion together.

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