These words have been on my mind as of late. They should be on yours as well.
Delivered by Dom Gérard,
Abbot of Le Barroux,
In Chartres Cathedral,
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Dear pilgrims of Notre-Dame,
Here you are finally reassembled in the company of your guardian angels, themselves also present in the thousands, whom we salute with affection and gratitude, at the conclusion of this ardent pilgrimage filled with prayer, song, and sacrifice; and already, many of you have recovered the white robe of baptismal innocence. What happiness!
Here you are reassembled by God’s grace, in the heart of this blessed cathedral, under the watchful gaze of Our Lady of ‘la Belle VerriPre’, one of the most beautiful images of the Holy Virgin Mary. The image before which we know that Saint Louis knelt after completing a pilgrimage barefoot.
Is this not sufficient to have us recover the taste for our Christian and French…
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