Have you ever been on a pilgrimage? The concept might sound terribly outdated to you, or it might be something familiar that you grew up doing with your family.
Pilgrimages are among the most ancient of Christian customs. Actually, they're one of the most ancient human customs—people of all faiths have made pilgrimages since the dawn of human history. Participating in a pilgrimage in the modern world is a wonderful link to the past, and a great way to deepen your faith and prayer life.
My husband and I went on a pilgrimage on Saturday, timed to coincide with the Day of Prayer and Fasting called for by Pope Francis. It was his first time making a pilgrimage, and I did some research in advance to make sure I explained it all correctly.
If you'd like to read about our pilgrimage experience, and what we learned, the full story can be found here.
And now I'd like to know, where would you like to go on pilgrimage? I've always dreamed of traveling to Lourdes, France. And how would you explain a pilgrimage to someone who had never been on one before?