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Is praying for our dead and hoping they are saved incompatible?

We would love to know whether or not our deceased loved ones are in Heaven. Is praying for our deceased and hoping they are saved incompatible? If it is impossible to know, we must trust that they are in Heaven and pray for them tirelessly.

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Does being a Christian facilitate the stages of mourning?

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross identified 5 stages experienced by the kin: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Sister Cecilia would rather speak of the various “states” in mourning, because the course – or rather the courses – involved in mourning are not undeviating. Moreover, emotions can play hide and seek and often waiver from one to another as well as be overwhelming.

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Should we talk about the dead to children ?

The death of a loved one affects so much the adults that they tend to not let their children know about it, so as to protect them. Very often, they remain silent and choose not to trigger off questions from their young ones. Should we talk to children about the dead?

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Mourning retreat in Montligeon

Coming from Guadeloupe, from Montreal or from Cabourg, Sylvia, Cathy and Vania came to the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon to take part in the comforting retreat for the bereaved, held from July 5 to 12, 2022. Why did they want to take part […]

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Grieving the loss of a spouse

Further to her husband’s death in a helicopter accident three years ago, Marie first came to the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon in 2021 to attend a bereavement retreat during the All Saints period. She came back with her children for a Summer break […]

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What hope after the suicide of a loved one?

À Montligeon, nous accueillons dans les haltes-deuil de plus en plus de personnes qui ont perdu un proche par suicide. L’Église condamne-t-elle le suicide ? Ces personnes sont-elles sauvées ?

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Guilt and unborn children. Martine bears witness to her path from guilt to liberation

Here is Martine’s testimony, mother of four unborn children. She came to Montligeon to attend a Stabbat session organized by Mère de Miséricorde, the French Pro-Life Association…

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What can one do after the demise of a beloved? Encounter Oliver.

What can one do after the demise of a beloved? Four months after his spouse’s demise, Oliver travelled with his children from Ivory Coast to Montligeon. Why make such a step? Why come to Montligeon? Listen to his testimony. Why make such a step? Four […]

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Pilgrimage for the unborn

On April 24, for the sixth year in a row, the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon organizes a pilgrimage in memory of the the deceased little ones. It will take place on Divine Mercy Sunday, and will be dedicated to all unborn children, and […]

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Montligeon on major US TV channel!

Rev. Fr. Paul Denizot was Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s guest on his EWTN-Live show on Dec. 8, 2021. Together with Martine Courvoisier, he presented the vocation of the shrine of Montligeon and the purpose of praying for the dead. Replay. Fr. Paul Denizot was the guest […]

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