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Celtic Glossary - Definitions
The meaning of some words in Celtic Spirituality

Turas - devotional journey where pilgrims move, usually in a clockwise direction, stopping for prayer at stations or sites related to a saint. At each site there is usually a particular reflection, then a prayer or series of prayers. The stations of the cross in the catholic church follow the pattern of a Turas.

Clooties - strips of cloth left behind in devotion. A pilgrim or petitioner would leave a token piece of clothing- generally belonging to the person in need of healing. It was usually hung on a bush or a tree, so that the healing power of the well could act upon it. These pieces of cloth eventually became known as 'clooties' meaning 'cloth.'

 

 

 

 

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