Download and print presentation booklets or specific meditations and prayers of the shrine, such as “Praying with Montligeon”. Let us join in prayer, especially for the deceased, the sick, the dying and their families, for the medical and care personnel, and for people undergoing trying situations…
On the Agenda
Download our year programme of activities under PDF. It has been designed to be home-printer friendly. (Please kindly note: our events are solely in French presently, but we warmly and happily host all pilgrims and visitors, please enquire within!)
Download the Fraternity paper enrollment form: print, fill and return it by postal mail.
You may download, print and fill it in, and forward it to the following postal mail address:
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, 26, rue Principale.
CS 40011 – 61400 La Chapelle-Montligeon – FRANCE
Download a brief chronicle on Fr. Buguet, founder of the shrine of Montligeon.
Download the leaflet about the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon, world centre of prayer for the deceased.
Praying with Montligeon
Join the sanctuary prayer while remaining at home or experiencing lockdown
To help you through with experiencing bereavement and having to remain away from the funerals, or to help you accompany a loved one dying without the opportunity of your being present, the shrine of Montligeon proposes two booklets of prayers, for private individual, or family use.
He, she, has returned to the Father’s abode and I was not at his or her side. Naturally, dying is always solitary passage. Yet I would have liked to have been with him, or her, all the way through, and to have been able to tell him, or her, “You are loved, go in peace, you may leave now.” Although we live in a hyper-connected world, we still experience that physical proximity is matchless. Today, being lock downed at home, isolation weights me down ever more. Amidst this very state of solitude, I am invited to unveil a presence, that of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, and moreover, that of the communion of saints, of all Souls, as well as that of the deceased for whom I wish to pray presently.
No more alternative: my father, my mother, a friend of mine, someone I love is about to pass away. I yearn to go and be at his, her, side.
Present restrictions due to the pandemic add to the painful perspective of his or her, imminent death, and to the torture of being unable to get to him or her, before he or she, departs.
How do I long to hold his or her hand, exchange loving words, and extend or receive forgiveness. I am being denied all of these basic humane gestures.
Yet, in such a painful circumstance, I can nevertheless offer my grief, my prayers, and my keeping watch for the one who is about to remit his or her life into the hands of God. In faith, I remain confident that I can still do something for his or her, and that my prayers will truly bear fruit.
Praying with Montligeon,
the way of the Cross
During Lent, pray the Way of the Cross of Our Lady of Montligeon, every Friday at 3.00 pm (15:00 GMT) and unite in prayer with the shrine and the associated Montligeon prayer groups
The Way of the Cross is an invitation to join and follow Christ in prayer in His life’s ultimate stages. Each station calls to share in Christ’s sufferings until His final agony and surrender into the Father’s hands. By contemplating the One who loved us so steers us little by little to conversion. Pray for departed brothers and sisters too so that the merits of Christ’s Passion may lead them to Heavens beatitude.
The Way of Light was inspired by the Way of the Cross. Station after station, it proposes to follow Christ in His resurrection and His apparitions. It seeks to help us open up to hope, for ourselves and for our beloved deceased. We can walk the path of inner healing.
Praying with Montligeon for unborn children, a path of consolation
This pathway is a meditation by the Montligeon shrine in partnership with “Mère de Miséricorde” (Mother of Mercy) French Pro-Life Association. You might want to download it and meditate on it at home in prayer union with the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon. For information on national help-lines please refer to your own country contacts.
The path of consolation is for families who gave been unable to have the child they had conceived, for whatever reasons (miscarriage, abortion, medical termination of pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, etc). This pathway seeks at enabling parents and the family to open to Divine Mercy so as to find peace, solace, and be lifted up by our Saviour Jesus’ love.
The “Thank you/Sorry” card
Writing a postcard to a deceased person? Yes you can! Use our “Thank you/Sorry card”
At the shrine of Montligeon, writing a postcard to a deceased one is a simple procedure. You merely have to take a “Thank You/Sorry” card, fill it in and drop it (or have it dropped) in the “mail box” located beneath the statue of Our Lady of Deliverance, in the Montligeon Basilica. Then pray to Our Lord, through Mary’s intercession, to let your deceased know of your gratitude, or of your request for forgiveness. You can also download and print the card, and send it to the shrine, at your convenience, by postal or electronic mail. It will be thus entrusted by our personnel.
Relying on Pope Benedict XVI second encyclical letter entitled Spe Salvi (In hope we are saved), Don Paul Denizot stresses that we can do good to our deceased, even after death (read more hereafter)…
About the daily prayers at the shrine
Perpetual Mass for the living and the deceased entrusted to the Fraternity is celebrated every day
Throughout the year, on weekdays, the Eucharist is celebrated at the shrine at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (one Mass at11 a.m. on Sundays)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (at the basilica high altar).
The Basilica is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (pandemic health regulations applied)
Your petitions are entrusted to the intercession of Our Lady of Montligeon and that of the Holy Souls. At the shrine, we specifically pray for the deceased, the sick, the dying, their families, as well as for the healthcare personnel and caregivers, and people undergoing difficult times due to the pandemic.