Pilgrimage
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1. Definition. The idea of pilgrimage has three aspects, a) Under certain circumstances God responds to prayer in a special way. b) This special activity of God or a divinity is particularly manifest in certain places which on that account become centres of pilgrimage c) In order to benefit by this special responsiveness of God, of the divinity or of certain heroes and holy persons, one must make a pilgrimage to this place of favour or deliverance, undertake a journey which forms a unity with the…

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Ekkart Sauser, “Pilgrimage”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_003280>
First published online: 2016



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