Pilgrimages in t 1 he Middle Ages . What are Pilgrimages?. Pilgrimages are journeys with the intention to visit a sacred place or in search of spirituality. When did they begin?
Pilgrimagesin t1he Middle Ages
Pilgrimages began a little before the Renaissance period. Cathedrals were being built all around Europe as the Roman Catholic Church expanded, as well as other religions. People began to worship saints and shrines because they thought that the holiness was to “rub off on them”.