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Catholic Pilgrimage, a Spiritual Journey. The word “pilgrim,” derived from the Latin peregrinum, conveys the idea of wandering over a distance, but it is not just aimless wandering.

Catholic Pilgrimage, a Spiritual Journey

It is a journey with a purpose, and that purpose is to honor God. Pilgrimage has a long history in the true religion. Once the temple was built at Jerusalem (ca. 957 B.C.), all Jewish men were obliged to present themselves at it for the three major feasts: Pesach (the Feast of Unleavened Bread, or Passover), Shavu’ot (the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles, or Festival of Ingathering), as per God’s ordinance in Deuteronomy 16:16-17. On their way to the Temple, they would sing the “pilgrim songs” (also called “songs of assent” or “gradual canticles”), namely, Psalms 119-133. To this day, these feasts are called, “Pilgrimage Festivals” by the Jews. Similar practices of pilgrimage can be seen in pagan religion, too. But our interest here is in Christian pilgrimage, of course. Pilgrimages “Take Off” Camino de Santiago.

Australian National Pilgrimage. The National Pilgrimage, ‘In the footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop’, goes to many places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry.

Australian National Pilgrimage

This is a unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate anew her role as our Australian Saint. The notion of going on a pilgrimage and being a pilgrim is a very ancient one that belongs to the spiritual tradition of all great faiths. Places of pilgrimage beckon people to touch and get caught up in the atmosphere and spiritual realities that belong to their origins. However, it is not only the site that takes people deep into the heart of their faith, but the journey itself. A pilgrimage is a very personal experience but it is usually a journey with others: seeking, listening, reflecting and seeing the hand of God at work in our own lives.

It is a unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate her role as our Australian Saint. BBC Bitesize - GCSE Religious Studies - Pilgrimage - Revision 1. Jewish Customs and Terms. BBC Bitesize - GCSE Religious Studies - Pilgrimage - Revision 1. Camino Salvado - A PILGRIMAGE FROM SUBIACO TO NEW NORCIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Saints A to Z: A. St Bernadette Soubirous Mystic. Prayers. Incorruptible Saints. Roman Catholic Saints. Roman Catholic Saints. The National Shrine of St. John Neumann - Home. The National Shrine of St. John Neumann. The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

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Why Jerusalem is Sacred to Jewish People

Pilgrimages In exile, Jews continued to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem three times a year, during the festivals of Pesach (Passover), Sukkot (Tabernacles) and Shavuot (Pentecost). These pilgrimages to Jerusalem began when Solomon built the First Temple. Jews from all over the country would travel to Jerusalem to bring sacrifices to the Temple, study Torah, pray and celebrate.