Be surprised and enjoy the short definitions of every day words by the chaplains of the shrine: an original approach to the shrine, the Church, or our faith.
Podcasts recorded in 2019 & 2020, in collaboration with the French Christian Radio network RCF “Un Temps pour l’Éternité”
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One word, one chaplain…
Click on the video (whilst in, switch on the subtitles in English) and listen to the chaplain’s short definition of a given word .
With Rev. Fr. Don Martin Vivies
Unlike pride, humility is the renunciation of one’s will. It is not a morale virtue but a fundamental attitude of Christians seeking to follow Jesus. Do we seek to spend our life navel-gazing or to follow Jesus and be servants of one another?
A pilgrimage takes one to a blessed location or to a shrine, which helps facilitate one’s encounter with God. The pilgrimage is the image of the reality of our soul, i.e. being on the way to Heaven. The sacraments are our food while we are on our way.
In the New Testament, liturgy has three meanings: divine worship, proclaiming the Good News, practicing charity in deeds. Typically, these three functions derive from the priesthood of Christ. If our life is grafted on Him, any charitable deed towards others, and specifically towards our dead, is potent.
The faithful often complain about the priest’s inefficiency to touch them with his homily. Yet, as Gregory the Great points out, if the faithful attends Mass as someone who knows it all, it surely will be difficult to nourish him! During the homely of a more or less gifted preacher, are we in an attitude of receptivity towards Jesus?
With Rev. Fr. Don Guillaume d’Anselme
Why do we say “deceased” instead of “dead” ? Death is the contrary of life. A deceased is someone who has accomplished his assignment, and reached the end of his journey. For the Church, the deceased is someone who has not yet entirely passed into Heaven. He is in need of our prayers and petitions.
With Rev. Fr. Don François Kluczynski
(Our Lady of) Deliverance
With Rev. Fr. Don Paul Denizot
With Rev. Fr. Laurent Gastineau
State of grace
Pilgrim vs traveller
With Rev. Fr. Don Bertrand Lesoing