Monday, September 14, 2015
Pilgrim, one who strives to obtain salvation of their soul through a physical journey in which caritas, love for God; and not cupiditas, love for material things, drives them.
Pilgrimage, the journey to a distant sacred goal; it is found in all the great religions of the world. It is a journey both outwards to hallowed places and inwards to spiritual improvement; it can express penance for past evils, or the search for future good; the pilgrim may pursue spiritual ecstasy in the sacred sites of a particular faith, or seek a miracle through the medium of God or a saint.
Throughout the world, pilgrims move invisibly in huge numbers among the tourists of today, indistinguishable from them except in purpose.