Tag: Pilgrimage

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    “Part of what’s in a pilgrim’s heart is this longing for more in life and the idea of being on a journey,” says Randy Haycock, a chaplain at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who leads monthly pilgrimages to Washington National Cathedral for Walter Reed’s Warrior Transition Brigade. More

    October 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East says the Jordan River, holy to half of humanity, has become a mixture of sewage water and agricultural runoff unsafe for the pilgrims who come to be baptized in it. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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    St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.

    June 11, 2010 | Comments

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    St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.

    June 19, 2009 | Comments

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    It was a week of prayers and pleas for peace and gestures of reconciliation to all sides in the Holy Land.

    May 15, 2009 | Comments

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    In most of the world, the poor and sick are ignored. In Lourdes, they are number one, and people say they are drawn there because they believe it is a place of great faith. More

    March 6, 2009 | Comments

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    This year, almost three million Muslims are making the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It’s considered one of the five fundamental obligations of Islam. An estimated 15,000 Muslims from the U.S. traveled last year, and considerably more were expected this year. Imam Shaker Elsayed of the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia has been on many hajjes. He went again this year and agreed to discuss the journey. More

    December 29, 2006 | Comments

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    Thousands of people every week are still visiting the site where the World Trade Center once stood. But five years since 9/11, Lucky Severson says, there’s still so much traffic and construction and so much controversy about how to rebuild that it’s hard to feel Ground Zero as sacred space. More

    September 8, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from IN THE COMPANY OF CHRIST: A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH HOLY WEEK by Benedicta Ward. More

    April 7, 2006 | Comments

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    The Taizé community has no preaching but has become famous for its simple, meditative music and prayer.

    September 20, 2002 | Comments

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