Posts Tagged ‘pilgrim’

The popularity of pilgrimage

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The statistics about the number of people walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 1986 point only to the sparseness of a forgotten trail. A low pilgrim population in the 80s turned an ancient path into more of a medieval legend. Rather than a well-known travel destination, the ancient ‘Way of St James’ was Read more

Hospitality guide for pilgrim hosts

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Hospitality for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage is essential say French and Spanish bishops. They are offering guidelines to those who host the pilgrims suggesting how they can welcome and care for their spiritual needs. Read more

Muslims go as pilgrims to Marian shrines

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Millions of Muslims make pilgrimages to Marian shrines every year — not only to the major shrines such as Fatima in Portugal or Harissa in Lebanon, but also to shrines in Egypt, Syria and Iran. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is quite strong in Islam, writes Vatican expert Father Samir Khalil Samir in an analysis Read more