A pilgrimage is a journey of any length where the destination and the travelling are done in a way that feeds the soul
Modern life chips away at our spirit and soul; we have to hand over our identity to web giants and are expected to stay connected 24/7. Likewise advertisers seem to know more about us than we do ourselves and feed on our natural instincts and desires. Then there is the moral injury that comes from not having the time to give to others in the way that we feel we should. All this puts holes in the well of our spirituality.
A good fix is to visit somewhere that inspires us - art gallery, museum or concert. These things remind us that there is beauty and wonder to be discovered. But a pilgrimage is more, it fills the well of strength in our souls, reminds us who we are and blocks up some of those holes that are draining our spirit. It means we leave the site of pilgrimage stronger and more able to connect with others in a way that brings peace to them and us.
A pilgrimage can be a car journey followed by a short walk, or a 40 mile trek down the Appian Way, or any variation
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever he may send you. May he guide you through the wilderness and protect you through the storm. May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you. May he bring you home rejoicing once again to our doors