Undertaking a spiritual pilgrimage is a deeply personal and spiritual decision taken by those seeking deeper meaning in their lives. For centuries curiosity seekers, clergy and those with a deep sense of spirituality have ventured on their own personal holy quest to scared locations across the globe seeking hope, clarity, healing and answers to some of life’s questions.
The Christian faith is no different to any other faith. Christians have their own places of spiritual profoundness. It is these locations that Christians choose to visit year on year.
The Vatican, Rome
Of the three most accepted Christian pilgrimage locations the principality of Vatican City, the focal point of Rome, is considered to be the most holy. Italy is, not only the home of the Pope the Bishop of Rome, and leader of the worldwide Catholic church but, houses some of the most awe-inspiring religious artwork ever created. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and Pieta are found in Vatican City.
There are so many more wonders to behold than merely these treasures. The other awe-inspiring sites include the Necropolis, housing the bones of St. Peter and excavations of ancient Roman tombs. This is surely the principal location for those undertaking a Christian pilgrimage. When visiting make sure you make arrangements in advance to purchase tickets to view the exhibits. This will save you queuing for hours for a short glimpse of the religious marvels.
Fatima in Portugal is home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines. For centuries it has been reported that the Lady of Fatima appeared before three shepherd children, revealing messages of God to be shared with the world. Here 60,000 people claimed to have born witness to seeing the sun dance. Today people across the world travel to Fatima seeking miracles and to pay homage to the Lady of Fatima.
A journey to Lourdes, France is considered to be a truly blessed event. Lying at the foothills of the Pyrenees, it’s believed that in 1848 a fourteen year old girl named Bernadette is believed to have born a child of Immaculate Conception. Bernadette was later heralded as a saint. Visitors travel to Lourdes year on year to bath and drink blessed water.
These three most pious Christian pilgrimage locations entice individuals across the globe each and every year. These sacred Christian locations are a must for those seeking a spiritual awakening.