A pilgrimage is a meaningful journey, often religious (but not necessarily).
Many different faiths have pilgrimage traditions, and many who become pilgrims are searching or are making the journey for their own reasons:
To remember someone or something …
Because a llama was involved. **(See below.)
** My husband is absolutely immune to the charms of llamas.
It cost me a certain farm stay & llama pilgrimage in France.
That's not okay.
Likewise, some steps will be useful across all pilgrimages, while others vary by journey. Here are some common steps to consider in your pilgrimage planning:
In the coming weeks, I’ll explore each of these pilgrimage planning steps in more depth. Likewise, I’ll continue working through my own spiritual preparation (#3) for my small, upcoming solo pilgrimage.
The Basilique Saint-Nazaire in the walled city of Carcassonne was my favorite French pilgrimage site. Beautiful and moving, like the Louvre.
Peak to Prosperity Passage on the Palmetto Trail in the U.S. This was my own time to “go apart” & find my center. Lots of tree tunnels & train trestles. Great for freeing up your mind & just being…