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History 150 9/13/2017 Midlevel Religion Pilgrimage – A journey to a place (shrine, monetary, church, or cathedral that contained relics) Relic – the remains or personal effects of a saint (very valuable objects) Reliquary – container for relics Christians believed that the holiness of the saint was present in their relics (possess special protective and curative powers) Example. They would ask a saint to heal an affliction or preform a miracle on their behalf People believed that if you asked a saint for assistance and did not leave them a gift that the saint would then be vindictive. The ultimate site would be Jerusalem, some would even go to Rome. There were elements that it will become commercialized Canterberry Cathedrial was an important site o Wanted to attract pilgrims o People of the area start offering their services as guides o They sold badges (suvineers) Gothic Cathedral building in the late 12 th and early 13 th century in france o
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