Saturday, May 30, 2009

News from the Chartres Pilgrimage

The first reports from the Chartres Pilgrimage are now beginning to trickle in, beginning with a report from La Salon Beige who have a reporter participating in the pilgrimage. They report as follows (translation by NLM):

The 27th Whitsun Pilgrimage from Notre-Dame de Paris to Notre-Dame de Chartres began this morning at dawn. We had over 6000 registered by Friday night.

Mgr. Jérôme Beau, auxiliary archbishop of Paris, welcomed the pilgrims in the cathedral before sending them on their journey. The theme of this pilgrimage: "Thy kingdom come."


Saturday was focused on the theme "Kingdom of truth and of life", under the patronage, in the year of Saint Paul, of Saint Paul, the Apostle to the nations.

The organization counted 1,500 people more than last year during the Mass at the Bièvres stop. The Mass of the Vigil of Pentecost was celebrated by Father Eric Iborra, curate of the parish St-Eugène-St.Cecile in Paris.

The march went smoothly, with a good sun, tempered by a fresh wind...

The NLM will bring you photos of the pilgrimage as they come in.

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