Category Death

Can we expect to encounter our loved ones after we die?

Au ciel, revoir ceux que nous avons aimés ?
Christians believe in the resurrection of the body and in life everlasting. Indeed, the deceased are well alive in heaven. Faced with death, one might doubt such a reality, especially so as most often demise is experienced as a breach in relationships. In such a context, after we die, will we see our loved ones?

Why I deciced to donate a slate to Montligeon

pourquoi offrir une ardoise à montligeon
The shrine of Montligeon is calling to offer roof slates to replace the original ones dating back to 1903, and proposes to have them customised to your name or that of a loved one. This approach particularly touched a donor. She explains why she decided to donate a slate to Montligeon.

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

Prière pour les défunts
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.

Brother Luke of Tibhirine and death

Dom Thomas Georgeon, Frère Luc de Tibhirine et la mort
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.

Should we talk about the dead to children ?

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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?

Grieving the loss of a spouse

Marie Garat

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…

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 ?

Is the resurrection of the body a myth?

La résurrection est-elle une invention

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…