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He was devoted in some hesitant way to Our Lady, but he loved his vices more. Poor soul. To have come so close to the Faith (as he did) only to spurn grace, turn away too many times, and end up in fatal despair a suicide.
The word “pilgrim,” derived from the Latin peregrinum, conveys the idea of wandering over a distance, but it is not just aimless wandering. 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 … More →