Christianity has a strong tradition of pilgrimages, both to sites relevant to the New Testament narrative and to sites associated with later saints or miracles. It is a meaningful
journey to a sacred place. It provides the opportunity to step out of the non-stop busyness of our lives, to seek a time of quiet and reflection.
Pilgrimage can also be a highly sociable activity, allowing us to enjoy the company of others we meet on the road. It gives us the chance re-energise mentally, physical and spiritually. And it
allows us to reconnect with our cultural heritage and the natural world—as well as to refresh our faith or seek spiritual direction.
Einsiedeln Abbey (German: Kloster Einsiedeln)
is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Einsiedeln in the canton of Schwyz, Switzerland