November Heaven’s Pilgrimages: a month of prayer for one’s deceased

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Heaven's pilgrimages 2021

Touching hearts beyond death

Summary



Foreword by Rev. Fr. Don Guillaume d’Anselme, chaplain at the shrine.
Dates, schedules and guest speakers
Why attend Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages?
The afterlife, what is really?

Perpetual Mass Offering
Join a Montligeon prayer Group near you
To contact the shrine
Coming by bus
Making your pledge in the Fraternity

All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days for 2022: 5 major pilgrimages on 1st & 2nd November, and on the 3 subsequent Sundays

Listen to Viviane’s personal testimony, further to coming to Montligeon for All Saints’ Day pilgrimage last year.

All Saints’ and All Souls’ festivals: 5 pilgrimages of prayer for one’s deceased, talking place from1st November till 20th November 2022

Foreword by Fr. Guillaume d’Anselme, chaplain

At the core of all the spiritual activities on offer at the shrine, the 5 “Heaven’s Pilgrimages” are the summon of the prayer for the deceased. Taking place in November every year, on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, they develop during the subsequent 3 following Sundays. They represent a tremendous opportunity to welcome numerous groups of pilgrims from near and afar, especially Montligeon Prayer Groups. They also offer to renew ones’ – or to engage in- committing to praying for the souls in purgatory, or to receive theological tuition, and to altogether experiment the spiritual Fraternity of Montligeon.

Rev Fr. Don Guillaume answers Guillaume Desanges, of RCF Orne Radio, France.

By means of praying and thanksgiving together, confessions, and tuition, we can enter in full communion with our beloved departed.

The core is to insist on praying for our deceased brothers and sisters and experience the solidarity of the Communion of Saints, here on earth and in heaven. By means of praying and thanksgiving together, confessions, and tuition, we can enter in full communion with our beloved departed.

About Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages
(2019)

The Heaven’s Pilgrimages take place at the shrine and follow a day schedule. They begin at 10 am by a collective spiritual preparation with possibility to go to confessions. High Mass is celebrated at 11 am. Then lunch break. At 2:30 pm, Rosary. 3 pm: tuition on Christian Hope. The day pilgrimage ends with Vespers and the salute of the Blessed Sacrament. All is done to unable pilgrims to head home by 5 pm. Each of these Day Pilgrimages are facilitated and preached by a renowned priest or bishop.

What is commemorated on All Souls Day?

Rev Fr. Don Paul Denizot, rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon

“Yes indeed, we may continue to take care of our dead and be included in the prayer of the Church: it is the great message of hope that the shrine seeks to herald and offer by means of the Montligeon spiritual pilgrimages.”


Rev. Fr. Don Paul Denizot, Rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon

2022 Programme
November 2022 schedules of celebrations
at the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon

Celebrations schedules

Tuesday
1st Nov. 2022

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE
16:00 – Adoration / confessions
17:15 – Rosary
17:45 – Vespers 
20:30 – Prayer Vigile – LIVE

Guest speakers

Tuesday
1st Nov.
2022

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by: Msgr. Matthieu Rougé, bishop of Nanterre.


09:00 – Lauds – LIVE
11:00 – Mass –LIVE


14:30 – Rosary – LIVE
15:00 – Conference-LIVE
15:45 – Vespers and salute of the Blessed Sacrament – LIVE

Wednesday
2nd Nov. 2022

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE
16:00 – Adoration / confessions
17:15 – Rosary
17:45 – Vespers 
20:30 – Prayer Vigile – LIVE

Wednesday
2nd Nov.
2022

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by:
Rev. Fr. Edouard
Léger,
curate of Argentan.
3 Masses


08:00 – Mass
09:00 – Lauds – LIVE
9:30 – benedictions at the graveyard
11:00 – Mass –LIVE


14:30 – Rosary – LIVE
15:00 – Conference-LIVE
Vespers & salute of the Blessed Sacrament-LIVE
17:00 – Mass

Saturday
5th Nov. 2022

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE
16:00 – Adoration / confessions
17:15 – Rosary
17:45 – Vespers 
20:30 – Prayer Vigile – LIVE

Sunday
6th Nov.
2022

Pilgrimage presided by Msgr. Samir Nassar, Archbishop of Damas.



09:00 – Lauds – LIVE
11:00 – Mass –LIVE


14:30 – Rosary – LIVE
15:00 – Conference-LIVE
Vespers & salute of the Blessed Sacrament-LIVE

Saturday
12th Nov. 2022

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE
16:00 – Adoration / confessions
17:15 – Rosary
17:45 – Vespers 
20:30 – Prayer Vigile – LIVE

Sunday
13th Nov.
2022

Pilgrimage presided by:
Msgr. Pascal Delannoy, Bishop of Saint-Denis

09:00 – Lauds – LIVE
11:00 – Mass – LIVE

14:30 – Rosary – LIVE
15:00 – Conference by Msgr Jacques Perrier
15:45 – Vespers and salute of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday
19th Nov. 2022

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE
16:00 – Adoration / confessions
17:15 – Rosary
17:45 – Vespers 
20:30 – Prayer Vigile – LIVE

Sunday
20th Nov.
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Pilgrimage presided by:

09:00 – Lauds – LIVE
11:00 – Mass – LIVE

14:30 – Rosary – LIVE
15:00 – Conference-LIVE
15:45 – Vespers and salute of the Blessed Sacrament LIVE

How do I register to the
shrine’s YouTube channel ?

Go to Youtube,
click on a proposed video, then click on the red button to the right “subscribe” (it’s free).

Usual prayer schedules
for November 2022 weekdays

(Every day throughout November)

07:30 – Lauds – LIVE
08:00 – Mass – LIVE

17:15 – Adoration / confessions
18:15 – Rosary
18:45 – Vespers

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Typical schedule for a Sunday’s pilgrimage in November

20:30 – Vigile
(on the previous night )
9:00 – Lauds
10:00 – Spiritual Preparation / Confessions
11:00 – Mass 
14:30 – Rosary
15:00 – Conference
15:45 – Vespers and Salute of the Blessed Sacrament

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Special Bus schedules available
(France only)

You live in or near Paris, or in Rennes or its vicinity? Get on a bus leaving for Montligeon on the following specific Sundays: 6th, 16th and 20th November. Contact the pilgrimage agency: Etoile Notre-Dame – 45€ (Rennes) or 35€ (Paris) – or check their website https://www.etoilenotredame.org

For further information on buses leaving from Paris or Rennes, please contact Etoile Notre Dame (travel pilgrimage agency) : 02 43 30 45 67

Special bus schedules from Rennes
on Sunday 6th November

ST CHRISTOPHE DES BOIS – 04:30
RENNES – 05:30
CHATEAUBOURG – 05:40
LA GRAVELLE – 05:50
LAVAL – 06:30
MAYENNE – 07:00
JAVRON – 07:20
MONTLIGEON : 08:30

Special Bus schedules from Paris
on 13th November

Paris Porte d’Auteuil – 07:00

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Free attendance throughout,
but registration is compulsory

Everyone can take part in the pilgrimages free of charge. Yet, in order to help our organisation, registration is compulsory if you wish to take a meal at the shrine catering amenities (suggested offering: 14 €) or to picnic on our premises, or for overnight accommodation (suggested offering B&B: 36€).

For constituted groups taking their picnic, it is essential to let the reception know so as to accommodate your group indoors (November can be quite cool in Normandy!)

Register online or by
phone: 02 33 85 17 00.

Suggested offerings:

For lunch:
Adults: 14€
Children: 10 €

(children aged 3 -17)

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Why attend Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages ?

Testimony of Sylvie, mother of Anna and Marion, killed in the 2015 terrorists attacks in Paris, France
Testimony of Rev. Fr. Bertrand LESOING, chaplain
Elisabeth’s testimony, attended the Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages in 2019 (prior to lockdown)
France-Aimée’s testimony, who came to the shrine of Montligeon to pray for the Holy Souls and for her deceased husband.
Marie-Odile’s testimony, volunteering at the shrine.

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The afterlife, what
is it really?

Where about is now my dear deceased who just passed away? The Gospel does not offer an immediate answer, but opens a way, by shedding a light on the greta mystery of life, and thus, of death, and the afterlife.

Rev. Fr. Bertrand Lesoing is a priest of the Community St. Martin and a professor in theology at the community House of Formation in Evron, France. From 2016 to 2020, he was one the chaplains at the shrine of Montligeon, world center of prayer for the deceased.

Fr. Lesoing’s conference during the 202 edition of the Rosary Pilgrimage in Lourdes, and filmed by Lourdes TV.

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Enroll your loved ones
in the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon

Don Paul Denizot, recteur du sanctuaire de Montligeon

Moreover, the shrine of our Montligeon proposes to enroll, during the November pilgrimages, and throughout the year, living or deceased persons in the spiritual Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon.

Thus, enrollees benefit from the perpetual Mass celebrated to their intention on a daily basis.

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Join and come with your local constituted group (France only)

Call the shrine and ask for more information about the nearest constituted group of pilgrims coming to Montligeon (for France only).

Join a constituted group

Contact Nathalie Blondeau:

You’d rather come on your own?

Reception desk:

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Would you like to make your prayer pledge?

What is the Montligeon prayer pledge about?

People who wish so, commit themselves to offer God, prayers and their humble daily life for the sake of all enrollees in the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon, living or deceased. It also means they will see to having Mass celebrated for the faithful departed. Rosary is highly recommended together with the prayer to Our Lady of Montligeon, on a daily basis. Marial devotion should be inspiring their spiritual life. Also, they should attend Mass and receive communion on Sundays and on Marian festivals.

Coupon inscription Cérémonie de Promesse
Download the form so as to register and take part in the ceremony of the pledge.
Nathalie Blondeau, in charge of the Montligeon Prayer Groups answers

During the Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages, (or at other times elsewhere in the world) members of the spiritual Fraternity of our Lady of Montligeon may choose to engage further and make a pledge, during an Eucharistic celebration, in favour of the souls in Purgatory, .

This pledge in the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon is a most beautiful commitment. It epitomizes great charity and a desire of advancing towards holiness. What is required? Only to offer joys and pains of one’s life, throughout one’s life, so that graces and merits obtained be tendered for the sanctification of the souls in Purgatory, through the Communion of Saints.

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Pledges will take place on
1st, 6th, 13th & 20th November 2022

Interested by it?
Please contact
Nathalie Blondeau by phone or mail.

Nathalie is the person in charge of the Prayer Groups of the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon (MPG’s in short!)

Contact Nathalie Blondeau:

Growing in hope is a suggested novena to help sustain All Saints Day benefits. Ending on the feast day of Our Lady of Montligeon, you will receive every day a short video and a reflexion text to prepared by the nuns of the New Convenant attached to the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon.

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