Canterbury Cathedral
April 2 In the year of our Lord, 1482
     Today, in order to get closer to god, I've started my pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral. Hopefully this will help me get into heaven. I've read all about this journey in the book Canterbury Tales. Apparently, it only takes three to five days. 
     I'm excited to see the beautiful rose windows and bell towers. I'm also eager to observe how flying buttresses and vaults counteract with each other to hold up the walls. The stained glass windows and gargoyles that I've read about seem amazing.
     Because religion is a big part of my life, I've been baptized (the first step to commitment and discipleship); reconciliated (conversion, confession, and celebration); and confirmed (mature christian commitment). I'm excited to see the relics of St. Thomas Beckett. 
     The church was a big part of my life. I had to pay tithes to support the church. The chivalry code was highly influenced by Catholicism. The pope has a higher say in government decisions than I do. Going on a pilgrimage was an ideal way to express my thanks to the church.
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