The Classic Pilgrimage
Pilgrimages – A spiritual Journey
The Classic Pilgrimage:
Pilgrimages – A spiritual Journey. The word “pilgrim,” derived from the Latin , “peregrinum”, conveys the idea of wandering over a distance, but it is not just aimless wandering. It is a journey with a purpose, and that purpose is to honor God. A Pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. Sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs. More and more we are seeing spiritual journeys that involve remote and peaceful places where people can commune in more rural surroundings, or immerse in spiritual atmospheres.
Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their “calling” or spiritual awakening, or of their connection (visual or verbal) with the divine, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be “housed”, or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers. Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit: to be healed or have questions answered or to achieve some other spiritual benefit.
This website is designed to inspire you to find your dream journeys where you can celebrate your personal, organization, or group milestones in ways only you will cherish.
Milestone Celebrations are deeply personal and even if you do not know what you want to do, where you want to go, or how you want to celebrate on this special trip, we can help inspire you to choose elements, destinations, types of trips, and key activities that fit you and your style of travel and celebration.
- If you are not sure where you want to go, start by looking at the suggested itineraries for your particular milestone. These options are designed to stimulate your thoughts about your specific type of milestone you are going to celebrate.
- You can also peruse the travel by interest itineraries that are designed around passions and styles of travel.
- Perhaps you already know where you want to go for this very special milestone celebration. In that case you can choose your dream journey itinerary from our travel by destination itineraries.
- Don’t see what you really want? - That’s definitely okay! We love nothing better than to create a custom itinerary based on what you love to do, your personal style of travel and destinations that will excite your senses and transform your dreams into spectacular memories.
After you have spent some time being inspired by the itineraries that are featured on our site, it’s time to schedule a Creative Planning Session with one of our Milestone Celebration Experts. This is where we will find out more about you and what will make your celebration spectacular. It’s free and it is a very important step in planning your Milestone Celebration Journey.
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I am a life coach and my clients are all very interested in a spiritual aspect of life. Each year we plan a retreat to a place of solace and peacefulness. We spend time exploring quiet areas and sites that often are full of nature. Celebration Escapes understands the types of destinations we want for our pilgrimages. We rely on them to produce itineraries that bring us closer to our spiritual selves. They never disapoiont! We wouldn't use anyone else for our special journeys.
Celebration Escapes creates pilgrimages and spiritual journeys that allow us to explore historical sites of our faith. As Buddhists, we often go to Southeast Asia where there are many shrines, and sites from our faith. We also visit monasteries and spend time with priests. There are so many places that Celebration Escapes knows that work for us. We really love working with them on our journeys.
~ Ai, Hua & Lan
Our church still takes a pilgrimage every year to Israel. Many of the same people go each year, but there are always some new faces that join us. Celebration Escapes makes these journeys more varied and doesn't let us get stuck in the same old process. We are on a spiritual journey but we also want to fellowship with our group and with friends we have made over the years. We rely on Celebration Escapes to manage everything for us.
~ David & Sarah