Throughout Christian history, pilgrimage has always featured highly. However, pilgrimages are a lot safer now.
Throughout Christian history, pilgrimage has always featured highly. However, pilgrimages are a lot safer now. Pilgrims used to walk miles on their pilgrimage and risked many dangers. Nowadays, they are a lot safer and pilgrims can now go by car, bus or plane. Pilgrimage is a journey assigned by God, to a holy place or land. This place or and land is where an event has happened that is relevant to what the pilgrim believes. Pilgrimages are made for many different reasons including as a way to increase the pilgrim's faith, or to pray for something that is important to them or their loved ones or just simply to find or strengthen the pilgrim's relationship with God. Pilgrimage experience has four strands to it, which are Revelation, where truths are revealed to the pilgrim, Repentance, where the pilgrim shows real sorrow. Cleansing both physically and spiritually together healing physical, emotionally and the inner peace of spiritual healing. Pilgrims who travel to Medugorje on a pilgrimage go on the faith, that if the pilgrim is physically or mentally afflicted they may come back healed. They go to be spiritually strengthened and renewed. Many believers have also been reportedly, to leave Medugorje converted. Medugorje is a Christian place of worship or pilgrimage because of the many apparitions of the Virgin Mary that have occurred there. On June 24 1981, The Virgin Mary
What is involved in Christian pilgrimage? Illustrate the different approaches to pilgrimage referring to two or more places of pilgrimage.
R.E. Coursework Alan Gillingwater 11s Question 1 What is involved in Christian pilgrimage? Illustrate the different approaches to pilgrimage referring to two or more places of pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is a journey that that many Christians take. It is a journey a physical place of importance; this could be somewhere, which an important event in Christianity happened. However pilgrimage is also a more inward, spiritual journey as well. It is an important part of Christian life, and many Christians go on pilgrimage to various places. At different centres of pilgrimage vastly different approaches are taken on the role of pilgrimage. Lourdes is a relatively recent pilgrimage site, which has a different approach to the more traditional pilgrimage sites. Lourdes is an area in which is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and this is whom visitors focus on. At Lourdes there was a significant apparition. A girl called Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary and some pilgrims visit Lourdes to also see the Virgin Mary or just feel her presence. 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
Explain why going on a pilgrimage is important for many Roman catholic Christians.
Jodi Berkeley. Explain why going on a pilgrimage is important for many Roman catholic Christians. With reference to two places of pilgrimage explain the meaning and practices associated with them. A pilgrimage is a place a person goes to that has a special significance, it is a special place where something has happened, either where Jesus taught, where someone has appeared, a miracle has happened or where a martyr has died and later been named as a saint. The places have a special connection with great figures or events in the Roman Catholic religion. The places have a special holiness from being prayed in for many decades. People go on pilgrimages to feel closer to God as they feel more involved with him. The people make a special effort on their pilgrimage and this helps them to lead a disciplined spiritual life. The people feel closer to God as they are getting up and doing something. Going on a pilgrimage makes people aware of time on earth. It helps them to think and helps them to work out a sense of priorities. There are many different pilgrimage shrines people go to visit, in England there are two places you can visit, Walsingham ad Canterbury. There are also places abroad people can also visit, Rome and Taize. They also have Marion shrines, which are pilgrimage places associated with Our Lady. These are places where we believe she appeared like at Fatima where
Pilgrimage. Many Roman Catholic Christians feel that going on a pilgrimage makes them feel more aware of God.
Weronika Marciniak Pilgrimage The Oxford English Dictionary defines a pilgrimage as being 'a journey to a sacred place for religious reasons.' Many Roman Catholic Christians feel that going on a pilgrimage makes them feel more aware of God. They have time to deepen their understanding of God by experiencing the places connected with the life of his son, Jesus Christ and time to talk to Him about the things they are concerned about. This may be to fulfil a vow made to God to participate in the pilgrimage, knowing that He will answer their prayers. The prayers may ask God to physically cure someone of a disability or sickness or to spiritually heal a person, to forgive them, to help them overcome a problem so that they can return home feeling inspired and determined to change. Through their prayers, pilgrims may also want to thank God for blessing them with the opportunity to spend their time being closer with God in spiritual surroundings. I will now look at two places of pilgrimage Lourdes, France and Rome, Italy to explore the possible reasons as to why some Roman Catholics do decide to go on pilgrimage. Lourdes stands at the foot of the Pyrenees and is perhaps the most commonly visited of the destinations of pilgrimage. Each year over five million people visit Lourdes, many of whom are sick or disabled. There are many reasons as to why people go there, one of the most
What is Pilgrimage-AO1 Georgina Thomas
What is Pilgrimage- AO1 Georgina Thomas A pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place. The holy places that Christians choose to visit on pilgrimage can include; where a saint lived, where a relic of a saint is kept, where a vision occurred or where Jesus lived. To travel to holy places (such as Rome or Lourdes) is in itself considered a part of the pilgrimage. Originally pilgrims would have walked and maybe met with other groups on the way. Some choose to make the journey alone or as a group, e.g. - the HCPT takes sick children to Lourdes as part of the charity. In fact many of the pilgrims who go to Lourdes are seriously ill or severely handicapped, has become a place where in numerous cases the sick have been restored to health. Between Easter and December each year two 'jumbulances' travel from Britain to Lourdes weekly. These are large ambulances, capable of carrying twenty-four passengers, including a doctor, three or four nurses, a chaplain, other helpers and about a dozen sick pilgrims. The ambulances pick up their sick passengers and then take them to Lourdes. The help given by the ambulance team is voluntary, and a trust also pays for the accommodation of the pilgrims at a chalet called 'Across' in Lourdes. Some Christians choose to make this journey uncomfortable as an act of penance and to reflect on the pain Jesus went through. In most
There are many places of Christian pilgrimage. Santiago de Compostela in Spain is a place of Christian pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage Pilgrimage is the journey to a holy place. The place usually contains something (e.g. Santiago de Compostela is said to have saint James' bones buried there) or sometimes events have happened there. Pilgrimage is an ancient custom but it has changed over the years. Once long ago pilgrimage was a long and even dangerous journey. Travellers now are much safer and travel much quicker to there place of worship. Some pilgrims still travel on foot, most travel by air or other means of transport. Christians go on pilgrimages' for many reasons. Many Christians see life it's self as a journey, coming from God and returning to God. Many go on pilgrimages so that they become closer to God, it helps them to focus and clear their minds of every day concerns and worries. They feel that travelling to a place of worship shows how devoted they are and feel that they can communicate better with God. Some Christians go on pilgrimages to thank God for all he has given them, and to show how thankful they are some help others that go on pilgrimages. For example in Lourdes branchardier Help the ill and weak to visit this site of pilgrimage, many do this as a way to thank God. 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
Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages.
Lourdes is a French town at the front of the Pyrenees and has become one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimages. Between February 11th and July 16th 1858, a 14-year-old French girl named Bernadette had a series of visions within this town. She had 18 apparitions in total, and it was during the 9th that the vision revealed herself as the Virgin Mary. During this vision Mary told Bernadette that the water was special, was holy and a spring of water began to flow at the place she indicated. Gradually, Lourdes became a center for pilgrimage. It has developed into a large busy town with a peaceful area surrounding the grotto. Pilgrims arrive in great numbers throughout the year from all over the world. The Grotto is a plain cavity in the rock, where herds of pigs used to shelter. 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. Inside the
(8B) Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect which this might have on them
King Edward's School Bath Agreed Coursework Titles- 50713 (8B) Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect which this might have on them I will start this essay by explaining why some Christians go on pilgrimages and will go on to explain in detail the effect this might have on them. I will also share experiences that others have had and the life changing experiences they've had. A pilgrim is one who travels to sacred places but in a more detailed form, a pilgrim is a believer in a faith or the follower of a religion who travels to sacred places within or outside the context of Christianity or even his religion. [It is very clear that not only Christians go on pilgrimages but we would limit this discussion on what pilgrims gain when they go to these sacred places of interest]. For Christians this experiences includes ... Being able to relate their experiences to other brothers and sisters who may not have had the opportunity. These Christian pilgrims also gain the experiences of the feeling of being closer to a deeper knowledge of the life, teaching and death of Christ. 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
There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah goes to pray on Mount Horeb
Pilgrimage GCSE RE coursework A Pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place for a spiritual motive and an expression of faith. Not only is it a journey to a place it can also be a journey through life to God from birth to death, womb to the tomb or cradle to the grave. Pilgrimage involves lots of travelling whether it is physical travel or the passing of time. There are many different types of people who go on pilgrimage; some of these are needy people, people who are poor or ill, people who are expressing their faith and also people who want to grow in their relationship with God. Pilgrimage used to involve lots of physical challenge, risk and danger but nowadays due to our transport, it is much safer. Pilgrimage used to cost an incredible amount of money and still does for some people nowadays. Pilgrimage is an expression of faith in all major religions. There is evidence of pilgrimage in the Old Testament book of king where Elijah goes to pray on Mount Horeb also when Jesus' family went to Jerusalem. Pilgrimage involves self-sacrifice; one example of this is the archdiocesan youth pilgrimage when young people go on pilgrimage to help sick, elderly and disabled people. 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
People today go to Lourdes on pilgrimage for many reasons one of them is to bathe in the water.
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. 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. Pilgrims also go to Lourdes to go to the chapel the chapel was built above or on top of the grotto it is called the basilica the Immaculate Conception. Pilgrims also go on processions two processions are