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

Touching hearts even beyond death

Summary



November 2023: 5 major pilgrimages to celebrate the solemnities of All Saints & All Souls Days

On 1st and 2nd November, and then on the three subsequent Sundays

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

“I came for
my son“

Pour mon fils
Pilgrim in 2021

“Mary, Queen of purgatory”

Marie, reine du purgatoire
A pilgrim 2022

“Oblivion is the true tomb of the dead”

Le vrai tombeau des morts, c'est l'oubli
Stephane Bern, 2023

All Saints’ and All Souls’ festivals: 5 pilgrimages to pray for one’s deceased, from 1st to 19th November 2023

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.

3 reasons to come and take part in the Hevean’s pilgrimages at the shrine!

Fr. Paul Denizot and Sr. Cecilia are inviting all to come and take part in these high pilgrimages open to all.

Through experiencing praying with others, praising God, solace, forgiveness and tuition, we enter more fully into communion with our departed ones.

Moreover, through praying altogether, we connect with each other in joy, through singing, sharing and feeling we are deeply in communion with one another with regard to the same spiritual realities.

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 followed by lunch break. At 2:30 pm, the prayer of the Rosary and at 3 pm, tuition on Christian Hope. The day pilgrimage ends with Vespers and the salute of the Blessed Sacrament. Each of these Day Pilgrimages are facilitated and preached by a renowned priest or bishop.

What is commemorated on All Souls Day?

Find out more about the 2023 All Saints & All Souls solemnities with Rev Fr. Don Paul Denizot, rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon, in collaboration with application YouPray.

“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

“Death doesn’t bring an end to it all!”

“Praying for my dad”

“Praying for bereaved people”

Download the programme for the 2023 Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages

Free attendance throughout,
but registration is compulsory

Individuals registration

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 or to picnic on our premises, or for overnight accommodation (suggested offering B&B: 39€).

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 luncheon:

Adults: 14.50€

Children: 11€

(Children aged 3 to 17)

Constituted groups registration

All welcome!

For prayer groups and parish groups, please download, print the registration leaflet and return it to the shrine asap by email to:

groupesdepriere@montligeon.org

2024 Programme
November 2024 schedules of celebrations and guests
speakers at the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon

Celebrations schedules

Tuesday
31st Oct.

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

Guest speakers

Wednesday
1st Nov.
2024

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by: Rev. Fr. (don) Paul Préaux, Moderator general, Community of St Martin.


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
1st Nov.

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

Thursday
2nd Nov.
2024

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by:
Rev. Fr. Philippe Pottier, Vicar General, of the diocese of Sées.


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
2th Nov.

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

Sunday
3th Nov.
2024

Pilgrimage presided by Alexis Cerquera Trujillo, rector of the Miraculous Medal Chapel Rue du Bac, Paris.



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


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

Saturday
9th Nov.

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

Sunday
10th Nov.
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Pilgrimage presided by:
Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa.

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
16th Nov.

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

Sunday
17th Nov.
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Pilgrimage presided by:
Msgr. Bruno Feillet, Bishop of Séez.
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 2023 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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Basic schedule for Sundays 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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Why attend Montligeon Heaven’s Pilgrimages ?

Testimony of Sylvie, mother of Anna and Marion, killed in the 2015 terrorists attacks in Paris, France
Marie-Odette et le groupe de prière les Mureaux aux Pèlerinages du Ciel 2021

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.
2019 Marie-Odile’s testimony, volunteering at the shrine.
Paris Catholic Vietnamese Mission attending the 2021 Heaven’s Pilgrimages

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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 2020 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 Virginie:

You’d rather come on your own?

Reception desk:

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Special Bus schedules available
(France only)

For further information on buses leaving from Paris or Rennes, please contact Etoile Notre Dame (travel pilgrimage agency) : +33 (0)2 43 30 45 67

Approximate cost per person for the bus: 40€ from Paris.

Special bus from Paris
on 12th November 2023

07:00 : Paris Porte d’Auteuil
20:00 : Return at Paris Porte d’Auteuil

With ACLAS Pilgrimage: for more details about departures with ACLAS Pilgrimage, contact Antoine on : 
+33 (0)6 80 70 73 26

Approximate cost per person for the bus: 40€ from Paris.

Special bus from Paris
on 19th November 2023

06:00 : Gare d’Epinay Villetaneuse (93)
parking plot near MC Donald’s
07:00 : Paris porte de Pantin,
Metro exit in front of Mercury Hotel (le zénit)
214, Avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris.

07:30 : Paris porte d’Orléans,
Metro exit facing General Leclerc statue.

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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, about the Montligeon Prayer Groups

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, 5th, 12th & 19th Novembre 2023

Interested by it?
Please contact
Virginie by phone or mail, in charge of the Prayer Groups of the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon (MPG’s in short!)

Now and at the hour of our death, that the novena with 9 key witnesses to faith that will accompany you on a daily basis towards the All Saints and All SOuls Heaven’s Pilgrimages. 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.

Pray the Novena “Now and the hour of our death” from October 25 to 1st November, 2023, with “Prions en Eglise”

Maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort, c’est une neuvaine de prière avec 9 témoins pour nous accompagner vers la Toussaint et les Pèlerinages du Ciel. Du mercredi 25 octobre au mercredi 1er novembre 2023, retrouvez chaque jour par mail une courte vidéo et un texte à méditer préparés avec Prions En Eglise.

Don Paul Denizot Maintenant et à l'heure de notre mort, une neuvaine de prière à partir du 25 octobre 2023
With Fr. Paul Denizot “Now and at the hour of our death”, a novena starting on 25th Nov. 2023
Soeur Cécile, Maintenant et à l'heure de notre mort, une neuvaine de prière à partir du 25 octobre 2023
With Sr. Cecilia, “Now and at the hour of our death”, a novena starting on 25th Nov. 2023
Stéphane Bern, Maintenant et à l'heure de notre mort, une neuvaine de prière à partir du 25 octobre 2023
With Stéphane Bern, “Now and at the hour of our death”, a novena starting on 25th Nov. 2023

9 days of prayer for your deceased with Our Lady Liberatrix

For 9 days, pray for them, that they may enter heaven and be seated by God to live in his eternal love!

Hozana is a social prayer network that allows you to create or join prayer communities via an application you can install on your smartphone.

9 Days of Prayer for your Deceased with Our Lady Liberatrix on Hozana

3 days of meditations with YouPray

From 31st Octobre till 2nd Novembre 2023, follow us on the topic of the after-life and the souls in purgatory with Fr. Paul Denizot.

Don Paul Denizot, introduces the 3 days with You Pray App.

Pilgrimages calendar