What is A Pilgrimage and Why Do Catholics Do Them?

by Steve Ray on January 28, 2019

Popular pilgrimage guide Steve Ray, a Baptist who became Catholic, reflects on how he came to understand the Catholic idea of pilgrimage, compared to the way he understood religious travel as a Baptist.

Steve shares a bit about what pilgrimages can do to help bring to life aspects of the Bible and Church history, and also reflects on how a physical encounter with these places helps reinforce a sacramental understanding of the world.

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Linda January 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM

Dear Steve,
I am a former Muslim from Jordan who came to know the order 10 years ago through a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ. All throughout last year, I have been exploring Catholicism and decided to enrol in RCIA. I read something that really bothered me recently; I read that Mary crushed the head of the serpent and that the world will be saved through her immaculate heart. The priest agreed and said that both Jesus and Mary crushed the serpent’s head. I am disturbed and this devotion to Mary has been making me feel very uneasy. I was saved by Christ, and He has been my refuge and rock for 10 years. Is this what the church believes about Mary?

Linda January 29, 2019 at 6:40 PM

Came to know the lord, not order.. my apologies

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What is A Pilgrimage and Why Do Catholics Do Them?

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