A pilgrimage is a gift to yourself, a form of self-care. When you embark on a pilgrimage, you are taking part in a voyage that is both heartwarming and soul-warming, and not just simply a vacation.
Give yourself a gift and enjoy all the benefits of this life changing adventure!
Here are some of the benefits you can receive by giving yourself a gift of a pilgrimage.
Experience these sacred destinations
You must experience these sacred places for yourself to truly appreciate them.
Be inspired through the stories and people from history.
Our spiritual journeys can be enriched by learning from these saints and encouraged by the experience of others who have traveled the same path.
Reevaluate and reset your life.
Travel is a unique opportunity to look at life from a different perspective.
It might be a career change, relationship help, or you’re trying to clarify your own priorities. No matter what decision you’re facing, getting out and seeing new places, and connecting with friends old and new can be a valuable experience.
Seek transformation in your faith.
Faith is filled with ups and downs, periods of high spiritual energy, and periods where it seems like little is happening.
You may be surprised by what happens even if you are hesitant to take the trip. A pilgrimage can open up new questions, inspire new ways of thinking, or cause some serious soul-searching, but whatever happens, it is God’s work and it will be rewarded.
Slow down, take a breath, and contemplate.
A pilgrimage is unique in that it allows people to take a break from the daily grind while also allowing them to have time for spiritual or personal contemplation. One can pray, reflect, or simply be.
Meet new people and deepen your relationship with those you know.
Many pilgrims recount the experience of going on a pilgrimage to visit a particular sacred site, but at the end of the journey, they realize one of the most treasured things they found was the relationships they built. Many people find friendships that last well beyond their pilgrimage.
You simply want to go on an adventure.
Those who answer the call to a pilgrimage will not be disappointed. Some travel simply because they want to but by the end, they find that the rewards are tremendous. So come with an open heart and an open mind and enjoy the experience.
Are you being called? Go check your passport, make sure it is up to date, and get ready! We invite you to discover more about the destinations we travel to each year.
Check out our upcoming 2021 Fall pilgrimages!