While you may not be able to leave your house, with these virtual tours you can make a spiritual journey along an ancient pilgrimage route.
The Christian tradition of the holy pilgrimage dates back to at least 160 AD, when a bishop named Mileto from Sardis in Asia Minor traveled to the Holy Land to visit “the place where [things described in the Bible] were preached and done.”
To this day, Christians make pilgrimages to enrich their spiritual lives, a practice that is popular among agnostics as well.Over 300,000 pilgrims walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela each year, many of whom don’t identify as Christian. It seems there is something about setting out for strange lands in the footsteps of saints, and at the sites of miracles, that fills the longings of the human heart.
As we practice social distancing during this time of pandemic, we are sadly not free to travel for the time being. Why not take a virtual pilgrimage to enrich your spiritual journey this Lent? Click on the links to get started.
The Vatican: Take a free online tour of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and more.