Explain the religious activities that Christians take part in when they go in pilgrimage? Refer to two places of pilgrimage in your answer?

AO1: Pilgrimage by Sanamdeep Aujla Explain the religious activities that Christians take part in when they go in pilgrimage? Refer to two places of pilgrimage in your answer? Pilgrimage is defined to a journey to a holy and sacred place where people show their devotion to their faith. For this assignment, I will do a great deal of research from different sources on Christian pilgrimage ,allowing me to examine the different religious activities that Christians take part in when they go on a pilgrimage. Firstly, I will discuss a brief history upon Christian pilgrimage. The idea behind pilgrimage has been thought of in many different ways throughout time, but all that Christians know of is that pilgrimage originated from ancient Rome. Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine found a Cross which was thought by Christians ,as the true cross upon which Jesus was crucified. 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

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Lourdes is one of the most famous centres of Christian Pilgrimage. Describe and Explain why Christians go there

A01: Lourdes is one of the most famous centres of Christian Pilgrimage. Describe and Explain why Christians go there. Pilgrimage, meaning a journey to a holy place, is a trip many people of many faiths take often. It can be compulsory or through your own choice but it is always to do with faith and traditions. Many religious people don't go on pilgrimage and this doesn't mean they are not close to God, it may be for expense problems or they don't feel it will help them. Pilgrimage is often to a place where events have happened, relevant to what pilgrims believe, in the past and can alter someone's thoughts, beliefs or physical/mental being. Many centuries ago a pilgrimage used to be a long and dangerous journey that was a challenge to a person's faith and only the fittest survived. 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. As they visit these places of pristine emotional splendour they

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Christian Pilgrimage - Canterbury and Lourdes

ANGELA BENTLEY PILGRIMAGE a State the names of two places of Christian Pilgrimage. There are numerous places of spiritual significance where some Christians make pilgrimages to, these could include, Canterbury Cathedral in England, and Lourdes in France. b Explain why these two places are important for Christians. These two places are important for Christians because of the events that are said to have taken place there. Ever since the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in the Cathedral in 1170, Canterbury has attracted thousands of pilgrims. The Cathedral is a holy place of pilgrimage, founded by St Augustine for the worship of Almighty God and the honour of Christ our Saviour. 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. 2. How and why might the life of a Christian be

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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 in Skill AO1.

Skill AO2 Explain the part Pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians. In your answer include reference to the pilgrimages you have mentioned in Skill AO1. Pilgrimage is an important part of Christian religion. Christians when experiencing pilgrimage are not simply holidaymakers intrigued by another place of interest. Christians enter fully into the experience of for example Lourdes or Iona, which renews their lives and focuses on building the bond in their relationship between their selves and God. The presence of God is much stronger and prayer is much deeper here. The following customs help pilgrims to make the most of their spiritual pilgrimage to Lourdes and Iona. Repentance means the act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; Jesus began his preaching with a demand for repentance. There is always this call for a Christians St Paul said "Never to stand still but to go forward to take on new challenges, to put on the mind of Christ" At either Lourdes or Iona there is always time for pilgrims to reflect on what they have, or what they have failed to do. Morning and evening prayers are held in the Grotto in silence as silence is needed to focus on prayer and spiritual matters. The silence is also respected at the Celtic cross (photo B) in Iona where prayers take place kneeling. Penance means a sacrament

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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'

Trip to Philippines Sara Sze F.6D "The difficulty in life is the choice", written by T. Moore. Do you agree with that? How about the people who don't even have any options since they were born? Sara Sze from F.6D went to Philippines with 30 Oxfam Club members and 10 facilitators including Kristin Chan from F.7C to explore more about Philippines Rice Industry. It was really an unforgettable experience to me! 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' for sale. 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. Can this be regarded as a choice that they have? On the second day, we traveled to Iloilo city by inland flight. We were separated into three villages and lived with our host families. We stayed there for 5 days. The village is

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Pilgrimage. When pilgrims get to Lourdes they engage in various activities

Pilgrimage. A pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place. The place is usually where events have happened in the past that are relevant or important to what the pilgrim believes in or has faith in. People go on pilgrimages for various reasons. These reasons include things like seeking spiritual healing or discipline, increasing their faith; feel closer to God, just to experience what a pilgrimage feels like. In places like Lourdes, which is situated in the South of France, many people visit there because they believe that miracles really do occur there. Lourdes came about in a period of six months when a young girl called Bernadette(now a saint) 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) and pray using rosaries and candlelights while they wait and expect a miracle from God. Some pilgrims visit the pool which is fed by the spring flowing from the grotto area and bathe in this water as an act of faith.

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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.

Question Two Explain the part pilgrimage plays in the religious life of Christians. In your answer include reference to the pilgrimages you have mentioned above. (14 marks 350-525 words) Pilgrimage plays an important part in the life of some Christians. Thos who are lucky enough to go on a pilgrimage during their lifetime would visit places such as Lourdes, or Taizé in order for them to feel closer to God. Probably the most well known place of pilgrimage is Lourdes, it is well known for its story, which tells us that a poor young girl called Bernadette was collecting wood for a fire when Our Lady appeared to her, she reappeared on a number of occasions and Bernadette was told by Mary to dig in a specific rock where she found a spring, which still runs to this day. 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. The men who volunteer are given the title 'Brancardier' which is French for stretcher-bearer, these people help to transport the sick from place to place, like taking them from hotel to church, or to the grotto or to processions. The women volunteers take up the task of becoming a handmaid, in the image of Mary. This job involves

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Investigating Places of Pilgrimage

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. 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. The Story of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan During the Middle Ages there was a famous pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady in Cardigan. An ancient legend says that a statue of Mary was found by the side of the River Teifi. The statue was taken to the Parish Church but not permanently. The

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