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Take a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy

Pilgrims make their way through the Holy Door at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

Mike Stechschulte | The Michigan Catholic

“When April with its sweet-smelling showers / Has pierced the drought of March to the root … Then folk long to go on pilgrimages.” So begins Chaucer’s 14th-century Canterbury Tales. Pilgrimage used to constitute a familiar thread woven into ordinary Christian life. The faithful regularly undertook journeys to holy sites to thank God for blessings…