Pilgrimage is a custom that goes back to ancient religions, even before the Bible was compiled. It is the pilgrimage of the faithful to a place consecrated by an epiphany or by the action of a priest. While not making a physical pilgrimage physically is to go to holy places, shrines bearing special marks are more likely to arouse moral emotions, but spiritually, our pilgrimage during the Diocesan Jubilee Year to designated Churches and Chapel still carries full spiritual meaning and benefits. The Jubilee pilgrimage is both a confession of faith and an act of gratitude towards God for the many blessings he has loved for each person, every family through the Church, but namely through the diocese family.
Pilgrimage is an opportunity for us to receive indulgence, to compensate for the punishments our sins have inflicted, or to give indulgence to souls in purgatory. But what is more important is that thanks to the grace of God, we courageously abandon our old man and walk happily on the path of perfection. This is the whole meaning we need to aim for. Thus, the pilgrimage has both physical and spiritual significance. We go to a holy place to worship God, but we need to go inward to meet Him. As a result, we feel God's love, recognize His will in our lives and act swiftly, to strengthen our pilgrim steps on the way to the real Kingdom.
The fervor of guiding priests and each believer's desire to find God are essential factors for the pilgrimage to bear fruit. We need to be conscious and actively participating in liturgical celebrations and common piety, but also moments of inner silence to meet the Lord, to look back on God's gifts and recognize our own flaws. It is necessary to plan the pilgrimage carefully, but more importantly, to make it 'soul' when performed in the action of the Holy Spirit. To do so, the cooperation of each person by opening their hearts to God and to one another, celebrating together piety and liturgical acts in a sense of faith and deep affection, using moments of silence It is very necessary to pray privately, to know oneself, to seek God's will in one's life in order to start a new life in Christ again.
When it comes to the phrase pilgrimage, people associate religion. But today, it is not only certain religious people who go on a pilgrimage. The pilgrimage trips like to find oneself, find happiness lost somewhere, help inspire those who walk. In the journey there are challenges, joys and happiness ... And even though you still haven't found yourself on the trip, you will definitely find something to tell your friends when you return home.
Pilgrimage, because of the integration of such new content, it is not only not outdated but also a trendy phenomenon. A veteran returning to the old battlefield, where they fought hard with teammates or visited the graves of friends who died in the high mountains and forests is a trip full of tragic memories. The soldiers who returned to visit the old base, reunited with those who had raised and protected themselves in those days of hard struggle must not be quite the same as the normal visit because it was different from now: the and the deceased and the memory of the heroic and tragic years are in themselves a spiritual solidarity. A former prisoner returning to visit where he was imprisoned by the enemy was clearly a trip for reasons of nostalgia and his own relief.
Or if we are not so heroic or tragic, we return to visit the place we lived in our childhood after so long apart, or go back to the platform where we broke up with our ex, of our first love. It is a journey worth calling a pilgrimage, because it is a journey in space and in time and in yourself. In other words, trips meant for such nostalgia or sentimentality are actually only considered trips that are a little bit like pilgrimage. Because his journey to memorable places, not fading in his memory, is not the same, not to be confused with another trip. Those memories-filled destinations are sacred, but very private, different from community memories, where pilgrims not only gain an increase in faith and quality of life. His spirituality but also strengthens his bonding bond, his loyal relationship with his community. Such a real pilgrimage requires certain basic constituent elements.
Here are some quotes about pilgrimage
1. “Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” - Abraham Joshua Heschel
2. “Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints…” - Frédéric Gros
3. “The pilgrims continue to come. Only God knows what each one of us brings, and with what kind of heart. We come mystically to this cave. We know the mess we bring and the often distracted heart that brings it. But this is all we have--all we are. One stretches out his arms to receive.” - M. Basil Pennington
4. “Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces.” - Frédéric Gros
5. “You see, during my pilgrimage it became increasingly apparent that I wasn't happy and I had to do something about it - stop making excuses. I realized that you don't have to jump through a series of complicated hoops to achieve a goal. You can just look at a mountain and get a connection with God; you don't have to understand the mountain to feel that.” - Paulo Coelho
6. “And he began, " What chance or destiny has brought you here before your final day?And who is he who leads your pilgrimage?" " Up there in life beneath the quiet starsI lost my way," I answered, " in a valley,before I'd reached the fullness of my age.I turned my shoulders on it yesterday:this soul appeared as I was falling back,and by the road through Hell he leads me home." " Follow your star and you will never fail to find your glorious port," he said to me” - Dante Alighieri
7. “A true pilgrimage requires letting go of the very things most people try to hold onto. In seeking after what the soul desires, we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.” - Michael Meade
8. “Life is a pilgrimage. Each moment is to be lived in depth, because each moment contains God, hidden within it.” - Banani Ray
9. “Walking: it hits you at first like an immense breathing in the ears. You feel the silence as if it were a great fresh wind blowing away clouds. There’s the silence of woodland. Clumps and groves of trees form shifting, uncertain walls around us. We walk along existing paths, narrow winding strips of beaten earth. We quickly lose our sense of direction. That silence is tremulous, uneasy. Then there’s the silence of tough summer afternoon walks across the flank of a mountain, stony paths, exposed to an uncompromising sun.” - Frédéric Gros
10. “I have always had a liking for pilgrimages, and if I had lived in the Middle Ages would have spent most of my time on the way to Rome. The pilgrims, leaving all their cares at home, the anxieties of their riches or their debts, the wife that worried and the children that disturbed, took only their sins with them, and turning back on their obligations, set out with that sole burden, and perhaps a cheerful heart.” - Elizabeth von Arnim
11. “And then Serafina understood something for which witches had no word: it was the idea of pilgrimage. She understood why these beings would wait for thousands of years and travel vast distances in order to be close to something important, and how they would feel differently for the rest of time, having been briefly in its presence.” - Philip Pullman
12. “All this, I suspect, has been little more than the operation known as the pilgrimage from the cradle to the grave, but I have had a comfortable feeling that, however ordinary my enterprises may have been, they had at any rate the advantage of containing, for me, an element of sustained unfamiliarity. I am one of those persons who begin life by exclaiming they've " never seen anything like this before" and die in the hope that they may say the same of heaven.” - Siegfried Sassoon
13. “Sleep is a potential pilgrimage.” - Saroj Aryal
14. “Be on pilgrimageTo a place that's undefined,Destinationless” - Eric Overby
15. “For pilgrims walking...every footfall is doubled, landing at once on the actual road and also on the path of faith.” - Robert Macfarlane
16. “It’s funny how you doubt yourself through ' through, when the sun ' the moon are parabolically on a pilgrimage, encircling the mecca of you.” - Curtis Tyrone Jones
17. “You lift your head, you’re on your way, but really just to be walking, to be out of doors. That’s it, that’s all, and you’re there. Outdoors is our element: the exact sensation of living there.” - Frédéric Gros
18. “I recognize only the Holy Pilgrimage of Science to the Land of Truths! All other pilgrimages are nothing but touristic trips!” - Mehmet Murat ildan
19. “He seems in these verses to capture something of the nature of pilgrimage - the precise directions to somewhere often awkward to find; and you're not sure quite why you came or what it was you're looking for. If you find it, or it finds you, words cannot easily convey what has happened but it becomes part of the journey that continues." (Daily Celtic Prayer book)” - Richard Foster
20. “within minutes, the entire village was in the water, splashing about, falling over, getting up, moving steadily forwards towards the horizon; never looking back to shore ... " come back," he beseeched his wife: " nothing is happening. come back!” - Salman Rushdie
21. “In seeking after what the soul desires we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.” - Michael Meade
22. “[T]he route of a pilgrimage should serve its spiritual goal. Which may be simple or manifold, but which will partake of at least one of five aims: service, supplication, gratitude, divination, and atonement.” - Lois McMaster Bujold
23. “And as we know from the pilgrimage diaries of Swami Ramdas, it is when we renounce everything that everything is given to us, in abundance. Everything: meaning the intensity of presence itself.” - Frédéric Gros
24. “I am sending you on a pilgrimage which will take you to secluded places. Into deep forests. To lakes and rivers. Along the ocean shores and across desert dunes. Into the heart of the jungle and to the summits of the highest cliffs. Into monasteries and their temples. You will depart so that you may face the most basic realities of life. You will walk towards those places alone, because there is room enough on the narrow path only for one.” - Tomáš Gavlas
In general, pilgrimage it is a spiritual journey because it always arouses in everyone a collective imagination around a sacred site / monument filled with historical symbols and traces. In ancient history, pilgrimage was a journey unlike any otherIt is not unusual that it is considered a rite of practice common in most religions and religious forms of the community. There, the practitioner has moments of intense spiritual feelings. We have no evidence to confirm that pilgrimage is a prehistoric custom, but thanks to the written data we have a track of the sacred journeys to places like Nipour and Babylon, then to Egyptian or Hittite travels.
Pilgrimage contributes to human perfection, in the sense that after the pilgrimage, the practitioner is reborn through a journey full of educational effects and is promoted by the enrichment of knowledge of the result "go one by one. day by day, learn wisdom ". Finally, after the pilgrimage is a time for reflection and reflection: new ideas established to guide actions and lifestyles for the rest of one's life.