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Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

Over the weekend of 12-14 July CAFOD is running a residential pilgrimage for young adults aged 18-40 in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

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Journey in faith with CAFOD by joining us on a pilgrimage or planning your own. You can even raise vital funds for people living in poverty while you walk.

CAFOD pilgrimages in 2024

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Why go on a pilgrimage?

Since the earliest days of the Christian faith, Christians have walked to holy places on pilgrimage but visiting holy sites is only part of their importance.

A pilgrimage is a journey in faith that imitates the journey of the Christian life. The journey is not always easy or straight, sometimes with no way of knowing what awaits you around the corner. But by walking towards our final destination with resilience and determination, we are encouraged to keep going.

Pilgrimages evoke our earthly journey towards Heaven

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X Factor’s Talia Dean launches CAFOD’s Big Pilgrimage 2024

Singer-songwriter and former X Factor finalist Talia Dean has teamed up with CAFOD to launch our first-ever Big Pilgrimage event.

Talia will lead worship songs during a guided liturgy on 1 June at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark.

How you can support CAFOD pilgrimages

If pilgrimage is close to your heart, you can support us in three ways: through creating your own sponsored pilgrimage route, sponsoring an existing pilgrimage or through praying for our work.

Create your own pilgrimage

Find a local pilgrimage route near you. Choose from one of the UK’s many existing pilgrimage routes mapped by Dr Phil McCarthy on his Pilgrim Ways website

Sponsor a pilgrimage

By sponsoring our young adults pilgrimage you will be supporting our work in Sudan where a year of conflict has created one the world's largest humanitarian crisis