The shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon happily offers constituted groups of faithful for their retreat. Set in bucolic environment, the shrine affords most comfortable facilities and agreeable hospitality; moreover, it proposes to uncover in a special way the beautiful Christian message of hope in eternal life.
Organizing your group visit to the shrine
We can help you organize and enhance your group stay: from board and lodgings to making facilities and services available to suit your spiritual program. The shrine offers fully-equipped meeting and conference rooms of various size, several dining rooms to accommodate your group separately from the other pilgrims, and obviously the basilica and chapels are available to support your pilgrimage venue. Please enquire further, together we can work it all out, even with regards to fixing the overall financial offering for your group stay.
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Groups that come and stay in Montligeon
Numerous and various, both in types and size; they may be parochial, diocesan or associative pilgrimages; or they may be organized parish, family, or friends groups on a spiritual outing; or on recollections and special retreats such as for the altar servers, or young people preparing their first communion, confirmation, etc.
This list is by no means restrictive, so do not hesitate and enquire with us for booking or for securing your group stay.
On offer for groups
Above all, the shrine of Montligeon is a spiritual center, hosting christian pilgrims; thus, neither a mere hotel nor a comprehensive touristic structure! By choosing to visit us, you agree to taking a spiritual break in a simple yet contemplative environment. Whether coming on a day-visit or for a longer time span, you are invited to join in the daily prayer assemblies, and become further acquainted with the shrine message on eternal life.
Consequently we expect groups to include in their schedule at least one activity aimed at understanding better what the shrine of Montligeon is all about:
Overall presentation of the Shrine will help you discover the historic backgrounds and the specific message of Our Lady of Montligeon Shrine.
Conference / tuition
Choose a topic in connexion with eschatology or a theme endearing to the shrine such as death and life after death, eternal life, Resurrection, Communion of Saints, Christian Hope, Purgatory, value and meaning of work, fulfillment at work, etc.
Lectio divina: Introduction to a meditative reading of the Scriptures, facilitated by one of the chaplains, by a nun or a siminarist.
Vigil prayers: the Nuns of the New Alliance community will prepare and facilitate your confession and prayer vigil.
Vocation interval: meet with a priest, a nun, a seminarist, and hear them share about their call.
Other suggestions, available at any times:
Watch a short film about the backgrounds and genesis of the shrine (25 mn long)
Walk the Way of the Light: located beneath the basilica in the gardens of the shrine, this pathway made of 6 carved stations seeks to help one reflect on and follow Christ in His Resurrection. A leaflet with relevant Gospel excerpts is available free of charge at the reception desk.
Walk the Way of Consolation: located beneath the basilica in the gardens of the shrine, this is meant to be a praying path for children who were not born, in connexion with the national association “Mere de Misericorde” (Mother of Mercy) supportive of parents. https://www.meredemisericorde.org
Discovery game for the young ones in order to learn more about the basilica of Montligeon and Christian Hope.
Twenty meeting rooms sitting from 20 to 300 people are on offer to support your group
We very much look forward to soon receiving you and your group at the shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon!