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Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey


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Pilgrim path: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

A PILGRIMAGE journey can lift the heart, evoke emotions that are beyond words, give us peace that “the world cannot give” (John 14:27).  

“Whether it’s immersing in the healing waters of Lourdes, ‘praying with your feet’ along the Camino de Santiago, joining with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, touching the rock of Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – pilgrimage has many forms and destinations, all with the same purpose – stepping out towards the sacred or seeking an encounter with our loving God,” a spokesperson for Harvest Pilgrimages said.

Harvest Pilgrimages, a family-owned Australian company, prides itself in offering the genuine experience in Catholic pilgrimage tours and worldwide Church encounters for the past 26 years.  

Through the years they have guided thousands of pilgrims to visit the holiest shrines and places around the world. 

One of their unique services is to assist private groups and parishes create personalised itineraries and offering support and guidance throughout the planning process. 

“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history … To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe.” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)

They have received countless testimonials from travellers upon their return of how the pilgrimage experience has changed their lives in such a positive way:

“… My personal experience of the baths at Lourdes filled me with a sense of profound grace and joy.”

The experience was “a spiritual renewal; my relationship with the Holy Sacrament has strengthened and I am delighted for the lasting grace and peace the pilgrimage left me with”.

Contact Harvest Journeys for information on pilgrimage departures for 2017 or to enquire about forming your own customised pilgrimage group. Phone 1800 819 156 or email or visit

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