What is the Fraternity of Montligeon all about?
Montligeon is not a mere pilgrimage destination but a vast spiritual fraternity as well, bringing living and deceased people together. People enrolled in the spiritual Montligeon Fraternity benefit from the daily perpetual Mass celebrated to their intent at the Shrine and in various places worldwide by means of its associate members. Funded by Fr. Buguet at the beginning of his charitable endeavours, its members amount nowadays to millions.
Reaching out to our beloved deceased with our prayers for them…
“It is never too late to do good to our departed ones. We can pray for them, and recommend them in the Montligeon Fraternity of prayer for the deceased.”
The spiritual Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon is like a small family encompassed in the vast family of the communion of Saints. All people enrolled in the Montligeon Fraternity are included in the shrine daily prayers, particularly in the daily Mass celebrated for all members of the Fraternity, whether deceased or still living, at 08:00 am, on week days, and at 11 am on Sundays and Feast days.
Daily Perpetual Mass …
“This is the core of Montligeon: the perpetual Mass celebrated here at the shrine each day for all the enrollees of the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon, and for the most forgotten souls.
A tangible act of faith in the Communion of Saints
Who can be enrolled in the Fraternity?
– A deceased person
– A living, whether a close one or not. Note that after their passing away, people remain full members of the Fraternity and, thus, continue to benefit from the daily prayers of the shrine.
Enrollment in the Fraternity of Montligeon is open to all. Self-enrolling in order to enroll someone is not compulsory; yet it demonstrates faith in the communion of Saints. Thus, by means of enrolling someone in the Fraternity of Our Lady Liberator, may it be a deceased, a living, or self, I am assured that enrollees will be remembered in the various prayers and Mass offered at the shrine on a daily basis.
A simple, yet tangible, gesture
You too can recommend yourself to the Fraternity so as to benefit from the shrine prayer and the daily perpetual Mass.
You can also enter the Fraternity: not only you will benefit from the prayers of the shrine and from the perpetual daily Mass, you will then unite your personal prayers and devotions to that of the whole of the Fraternity.
Besides, you might want to recommend someone who might simply be in need of the patronage of the Fraternity prayers a relative, a friend, or any person you think best (deceased or living) .
A simple and personal charitable gesture
Enrolling in the Fraternity of Montligeon is a simple process, moreover it is done once and for all. You can do it online from home (access our form), or by postal mail, or at the reception desk whilst visiting the shrine. Enrolling is nominative, and individual, (not for a family – or a parish – cluster as such). Do not forget to state first and last names for each of the enrollees, and whether they are living or deceased. Do not omit to provide your full details so that we may forward the enrollment certificates.
An offering endeavour
Fr. Buguet wanted his Opus of Prayer for the Departed to be the “Work of the poor“. At the time the offering for enrolling someone was renewable. Its amount allowed everyone, even the most humble of people, to become “associates” of the Work. Nowadays, enrolment is final. No fixed contribution but an open offering, paid once and for all.
Fr. Buguet wanted his Opus of Prayer for the Departed to be the “Oeuvre of the poor“. At the time the offering for enrolling someone was renewable. Its amount allowed everyone, even the most humble of people, to become “associates” of the Work. Nowadays, enrolment is final. No fixed contribution but an open offering, paid once and for all.
However, when offering a daily and perpetual Mass, the suggested contribution is equivalent to that of two masses in your diocese. For example, at the Shrine it amounts to our diocese of Seez (France) offering, i.e. of 36€ (2 x 18€).
When enrolling someone in the Montligeon Fraternity, you demonstrate personal charity towards them; furthermore, your offering enables the shrine of Montligeon to pursue its mission and fulfill its vocation.
What difference with any other Mass offering?
Enrollment in the Fraternity is permanent and does not need to be repeated. Neverthelss, such a deed does not exclude other acts that will make manifest our faith in the communion of Saints. Offering Masses to the very same intent is always feasible, and can be completed at the shrine, at your parish, or wherever Holy Eucharist is celebrated. In any case, such recommendation is significant and in doing so, benefactors ought to unite, in spirit or in person, with the intended Eucharistic celebration.