Pilgrimage in Europe
Long before efforts were made to unite Europe economically and
politically and long before the flocks of tourists, men have crossed
borders in order to reach the large places of pilgrimage. When pilgrims
set off frome home, this was not always caused by "wanderlust" and
today, this cannot only be called tourism. At these holy places, they
hope to gain a new sense of the message given to them by their belief.
The strain and occurrences which they experience on their way there give
them more insight. Their experiences at the holy place itself provide
many people with new strength and energy; for the story they hear of the
shrine there, the rituals which are held and the praying people all
create an atmosphere in which the soul can open an find place. Europe is
rich in places of pilgrimage. There are large places to which millions
make their pilgrimage. And there are innumerable regional shrines to
which people from neighbouring areas or from the region wend their way.
All these places have one thing in common: Thy provide spiritual
consolation and new strength for living. Experience Europe in the
footsteps of the pilgrims!