Pilgrimages can come in all sizes. They might be a week or more long or as short as one day or even an afternoon. They can be as close as a church in your own state or as far as a biblical shrine in the Holy Land.
Whatever the location or situation, everyone can benefit by following some practical tips for pilgrimage planning.
Heading the list is an essential spiritual pointer.
“A lot of times, people approach it as a tourist, and that’s not the right approach,” says Luke Johnasen, pilgrimage director at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala.
“Understand the difference between a tour and a vacation,” adds Stephen Ray,...READ MORE