Heaven’s Pilgrimages: a month of prayer for our deceased beloved

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Heaven's pilgrimages 2021

Touching hearts beyond death

Pass Sanitaire au sanctuaire
Health pass will be required to gain access
to the dining-rooms and picnic areas.

All Saints and All Souls festivals: 5 pilgrimages of prayer for our deceased, from 1st November till 21st November 2021

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.

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 Sous Day?

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

Yes, 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

2021 Programme

November 2021 schedules of celebrations
at the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon

Sunday
31st Oct. 2021

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

Monday
1st Nov.
2021

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by: Rev. Fr. Paul Denizot
rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon.


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

Monday
1st Nov. 2021

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

Tuesday
2nd Nov.
2021

Avec Prions En Eglise

Pilgrimage presided by:
Rev. Fr. Louis-Hervé
Guiny,
in charge of the Community of Saint Martin
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
6th Nov. 2021

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

Sunday
7th Nov.
2021

Pilgrimage presided by:
Philippe Cardinal Barbarin.





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


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

Saturday
13th Nov. 2021

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

Sunday
14th Nov.
2021

Pilgrimage presided by:
Msgr Jacques Perrier Bishop emeritus of Tarbes & Lourdes

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
20th Nov. 2021

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

Sunday
21st Nov.
2021

Pilgrimage presided by: Msgr Franz-Peter TEBARTZ-VAN ELST Delegate for Catechesis of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelisation.

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 2021 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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Toussaint 2021 - Pèlerinage du Ciel à Montligeon
2021 Heaven’s Pilgrimages to Our Lady of Montligeon

Typical schedule for
Day’s Pilgrimage during 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

Download flyers

Download & print the flyers for the 2021
Heaven’s Pilgrimages to Our Lady of Montligeon

Les Pèlerinages du Ciel 2021 : 1er, 2, 7, 14 et 21 novembre 2021
5 pilgrimages on offer at the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon, world centre of prayer for the deceased and of Christian hope.

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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: 7th, 14th and 21st 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 Paris
on 14th & 21st November

Paris Porte d’Auteuil – 07:00

Special bus schedules from Rennes
on Sunday 7th 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

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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)

Inscriptions groupées Pèlerinages du Ciel 2021
Download the form for the Prayer Groups and Parish members attending the 2021 Heaven’s Pilgrimages. Fill it in and return par email or postal mail to:
[email protected]
Shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon
26 Rue Principale,
61400 La Chapelle-Montligeon.

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Special novena of prayer from 25th October to 2nd November, with “Prions en Eglise” catholic magazine (for French-speakers).

Neuvaine sur la terre comme au ciel

From 25th October til 2nd November, Prions en Église and the shrine of Montligeon associate and organize a prayer novena for the deceased, called “9 steps for a solace path”

Every morning you will be called to hear a specific testimony but also receive some tips on prayer, on entering into trust, or on speaking of death to a child … by various speakers: Msgr. Bruno Feillet, Fr. Paul, or Sister Cecilia.

Thus, you will find a specific prayer together with Duruflé’s Requiem excerpts, so as to help find peace and be in communion with people in mourning. You might wish to download and complete your own daily “novena booklet” with your personal meditations, prayers or petitions.

Throughout the novena, you may entrust your deceased to Our Lady of consolation who watches over the shrine of Montligeon. Consequently you will write down their names, the relationships you entertained… 


On All Saints Day, editorial staff members of  Prions en Église together with the chaplains and the nuns attached to the shrine, will pray for them and for you, during a live prayer vigile starting at 20:30. You may follow it on the website of Prions en Église.

Avec Prions En Eglise

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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
to 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 take a 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, 7th, 14th & 21st Novembre 2021

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:

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Register now and take part in the “Growing in Hope” novena from
8th to 16th November 2021,

Growing in hope is a suggested novena to help sustain All Saints Day benefits. From Tuesday 8th to 16th November 2021, feast day of Our Lady of Deliverance, 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.

By email

If you wish to receive the video and text by email, please register by filling the following form, we’ll add you on our specific mailing list.

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On hozana, the (French) prayer apllication

Hozana is a social media of prayer which serves creating -and enabling people to join in- prayer communities by means of an app to download on your smartphone.

Grandir dans l’Espérance, une neuvaine avec N-D de Montligeon sur Hozana

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