Pilgrimage 2019 - General Information


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Pilgrimage to:

Washington, D.C.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

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 We ask our students to register ASAP  
 
 
 
WHAT IS A PILGRIMAGE? 

 
 A pilgrimage is a journey a person/pilgrim makes to a sacred place for the purpose of
      

               

 

Christian pilgrimages were first made to sites connected with the birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Shortly after, pilgrimages started being made to Rome and other sites associated with the Apostles, Saints and Christian martyrs, as well as places where there had been apparitions of the Virgin Mary. In the past, pilgrims would leave their homes, families, and comforts to walk for hundreds of miles with nothing but what they could carry on their backs. Just as the pilgrims from the early centuries, we modern pilgrims also leave our homes, families and comforts in order to journey to sacred places.

 

Over time, many important holy sites have been designated as Pilgrimage sites – so that Catholic Faithful can visit these holy places have a richer faith experience and to come to know God better.  The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is an important Pilgrimage site for our Country.  It is the largest Church in the United States and names for the Patron Saint of the US, Mary, The Immaculate Conception. 

 

A pilgrimage can also be defined as the course of life here on earth. The physical pilgrimage we take to a sacred shrine is a symbol of the spiritual pilgrimage we are on throughout our lives. Each day we have the opportunity to encounter Christ through suffering, joys, interactions with others, and through every aspect of our human experience. By taking what we have learned from our pilgrimage we can put it into practice in our daily lives and come to a better knowledge of God.

 

 

Pilgrimages include elements of prayer and sacrifice that will strengthen us in our daily struggles.
 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to reserve your seat,

please contact:

The Parish Office – 301-689-6767 –

or email Margaret.meyers@archbalt.org