Monday, May 20, 2013

Chartres Pilgrimage: First Images and News from the 'Péle"

Each year, NLM has always enjoyed reporting on the famed Chartres Pilgrimage (affectionately known locally as the "péle") which begins in Paris and proceeds over three days to the famed medieval pilgrimage site of Chartres cathedral.

The first day (Saturday) of the pilgrimage began, as always, in Paris at Notre Dame with Mass (usus antiquior) at 7:00am in the cathedral. Mgr. Jérôme Beau, the auxiliary bishop of Paris, was present and preached the sermon and gave his blessing to the pilgrims.

With Mass concluded, the pilgrims assemble and line up outside.

Here are a few views of the pilgrimage route on day 1:

(Time for the Divine Office)

Day Two (Sunday)

At 12:30pm, the Solemn Mass of Pentecost is celebrated in a meadow -- easily one of the most iconic sights of the pilgrimage -- by one of the priests of the Italian congregation of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate:

Day three, the arrival at Chartres, happens today. We will show you more from today's pilgrimage events tomorrow.

Photo source: Notre Dame de Chrétienté

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