Death

Prière pour les défunts
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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Frère Luc de Tibhirine et la mort.
Bro. Luke and death

Bro. Luke was one of the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine murdered in 1996 in Algeria. His writings reveal his perception of death, his hope as well as his fearlessness with regards to dying. Through his writings, he left us a piece of good news regarding death.

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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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Marie Garat
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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La résurrection est-elle une invention
Is the resurrection of the body a myth?

The resurrection has been debated ever since the beginning of the Church. Is the resurrection of the body a myth? What is the belief in the resurrection of the body grounded on? If Jesus rose from the dead, can we get to know him? Can […]

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Isabelle Serey animatrice du parcours Omega à Montligeon
Looking straight at death

Looking straight at death. Such was Isabelle’s feeling during the spell of her grievous illness. This ordeal, which at first was a source of anguish induced a conversion. Co-founder of the Omega course, a pathway for getting closer to God the Father, Isabelle shared in […]

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Death in regard to Second Vatican Council

At first glance, death seems to be the consequence of illness, or that of an accident, or of unavoidable old age. Yet, the real cause of death is not biological but spiritual. What does the Catholic Church say about death, and in particular the Second […]

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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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