The shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon is the world centre of prayer for the Holy Souls and of Christian Hope. What is more, and ever since 1884, it has been focusing on praying especially for the deceased recommended to the prayer of the shrine. As a result, a Mass is celebrated on a daily basis to their intention. That is the Perpetual Mass.
Perpetual Mass and praying for the dead
The essence of the shrine of Montligeon is the Eucharist together with praying for the dead, ever since 1884. Thus, perpetuated especially for all the deceased recommended to the prayer of the shrine, it brought about the spiritual Fraternity of Montligeon. Today still, one can enroll oneself or loved ones, whether deceased or living.
You too can associate in the Montligeon spiritual works and experiment, despite death, the beautiful mystery of the communion with your beloved departed.
“Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22: 19)NIV
Mass intention vs. Perpetual Mass in the spiritual Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon
One can have a Mass celebrated for someone, or for a special occasion, or in thanksgiving.
For whom? The living, the dead, self. For what? To petition or to give thanks to God for a specific cause, or a special occasion (for example, a birth, a birthday, a wedding or a death anniversary, etc.); moreover to bring or receive comfort through difficulties or in a demanding situation, or for a more general intention in support to the Church or for the benefit of humankind.
Enrolling for the Perpetual Mass in the Fraternity of Montligeon
Enrolling someone or self in the spiritual Fraternity of Montligeon is nontransferable and permanent. Furthermore, it entails that the enrollees will benefit for ever more from the Perpetual Mass celebrated daily.
Thus by enrolling, you secure an outlasting spiritual gift which will endure even after their death. Furthermore, it entails having them benefit from the prayer of over 30000 associates worldwide who pledged to pray regularly for the Montligeon Fraternity enrollees.
“Nothing could be more pleasing to God than establishing Perpetual Mass.”
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – Padre Pio
Praying for the dead
“…’because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins’ she offers her suffrages for them.” Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective.”Catechism of the Catholic Church :
958 Communion with the dead.
Touching hearts even beyond death
“Therefore the union of the wayfarers with the brethren who have gone to sleep in the peace of Christ is not in the least weakened or interrupted, but on the contrary, according to the perpetual faith of the Church, is strengthened by communication of spiritual goods.”Lumen gentium, 49
Second Vatican Council