A number of years ago a popular book came out that was made into a movie, called Eat, Pray, Love. The book epitomizes the sort of spiritual journeys that are popular in our culture. They tend to be eclectic journeys, collecting bits and pieces of this and that along the way to add to one's collection of spiritual experience.
St. Bonaventure, a thirteenth century Franciscan, wrote a book called The Soul’s Journey into God. For Bonaventure, pilgrimage is much more than one's personal wanderings in the realm of spirituality or simply a journey of self-discovery. It is a journey toward a personal and loving God in whom we find our truest life. To be a true pilgrim is to embark deliberately on a journey into God.