The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham:
Why Pilgrimage? Pilgrimage is an essential part of life and living. Christians see life itself in terms of a journey, coming from God and returning to God. This is true of other world religions where pilgrimage is also important.
A pilgrimage is a symbol in action. It represents the journey of the Christian life from earth to heaven. The church is sometimes described as a pilgrim people.
Back in the Middle Ages pilgrimages were very popular. It was not like going on holiday. Pilgrimages often took years. Journeys were long and dangerous and many died on route. They usually travelled in groups and would stay in monasteries or hostels on the way.
Pilgrims undertook these journeys to holy places because it was important for their faith.
The Walsingham Pilgrimage Centre is ideal for small and medium conferences.
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