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Halembska pielgrzymka na Jasną Górę - studium kulturoznawcze
Pilgrimage to Jasna Góra - Cultural Study

Author(s): Dorota Świtała-Trybek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: pilgrimage; Jasna Góra; Halemba; pilgrimage rituals

Summary/Abstract: The practice of going on a pilgrimage occurs in almost all religions. People travel to the holy places to fulfill the acts of piety and penance. In Poland, the most important pilgrimage centre is the Jasna Góra Monastery, which is visited every year by 4-5 million pilgrims. Since 1979, a pilgrimage from Halemba – one of Ruda Śląska’s districts – to Częstochowa departs. Every year, several hundred people participate in it (young people, middle generation, parents with children, the disabled in wheelchairs), who go in both directions. The pilgrimage is accompanied by the specific rituals (so-called Halemba’s day in Częstochowa, a festival of pilgrimage songs, games by the fire), which cause that it is seen as attractive and satisfying the needs of a modern man, both in the spiritual and worldly sphere.

  • Issue Year: 61/2014
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 165-178
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish
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