Tag Archives: pilgrimage
One of the boys said: “I wanted to understand the suffering of Christ.” UCANews.com: Two boys who set their hearts on an exhausting trek on foot took part for the first time in the annual pilgrimage to Antipolo Shrine last week. Though diminutive and reed-thin, 12-year-olds Dante and Joey, who both hail from Makati City, stood out among a group of taller and heftier men … More →
Auriesville Pilgrims Return Just as the Holy Father Praises the Importance of Pilgrimages to Holy Shrines
The day after our pilgrims returned from their three day seventy-mile pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Eight North American Martyrs, Pope Benedict addressed the 2nd World Conference on the Pastoral Care of Pilgrimages and Shrines with enthusiastic words about the spiritual benefits of making pilgrimages. Zenit News: The Pope told those engaged in the pastoral care of pilgrims: “In these historic moments in which … More →
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 →
The word “saunter,” which means to “wander about,” is derived from Saint Terre (Holy Land). The connection is this: After the age of the catacombs, with the ascent of Constantine and Theodosius to the imperial Roman throne, Christians were free to make pilgrimages to Palestine.