Do you like visiting new places? There are many places in the world that are important to Christians such as the Holy Land where Jesus lived and taught, Rome where the Pope resides, city Cathedrals, or places of pilgrimage like Iona, Walsingham and Lourdes.
In the past people would often travel to great cathedrals as places of pilgrimage. Often it was their only chance to get a holiday! People often believed that if they visited pilgrimage sites it would help them in their journey to eternal life.
Many Christians still undertake pilgrimages today. Visiting new or familiar places can help individuals grow and deepen their relationship with God. Choosing to go on a pilgrimage or visit a significant place helps Christians remember the bigger journey of life which we are all on. It enables them to step outside of their everyday life and have new experiences. Importantly, it gives pilgrims time and space to reflect on who God is, what He is like and how that relates to us.
If you have ever visited a Christian place of worship like Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral you can be struck by how big they are. Journeying around the cathedral can be a big undertaking with lots of things to look at and consider along the way. Maybe you could try visiting somewhere significant to you. Perhaps you could visit a place of natural beauty like woods or hills. Take the time to look at the world around you, notice the noises, sights and smells. Often the journey to a place is more important to Christians than reaching the destination because it’s about what you learn along the way.
In this section you can find out more about places that are important to Christians. Why not take the virtual tour of St. David’s Cathedral in Wales and perhaps find out why St. David is important to the Welsh?Bookmark