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How is it possible to go on the Chartres pilgrimage in this way?
The Church teaches us that “In the communion of saints, none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself" (Rm 14, 7). "If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it." (1 Co 12, 26-27). In this solidarity with all men, living or dead, which is founded on the communion of saints, the least of our acts done in charity redounds to the profit of all (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n°953).
Moreover, moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification, for the increase of grace and charity, and for the attainment of eternal life (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n° 2010).
Thus in the communion of saints the prayers and sacrifices done by the “Guardian Angels”, wherever they are and united to God in charity, will merit new graces for the pilgrims, while on the other hand the prayers and sacrifices done by the walkers will merit graces for the “Guardian Angels”.
That reciprocity makes the “Guardian Angels” real pilgrims of the Chartres pilgrimage. It can be compared with the “cooperators” of Holy Mother Teresa who adopt a nun and offer for her all their suffering and prayers; the nun involves completely the cooperator in all her acts: they become closely united and may call each other “my second I”.
Who can take part in the pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels”?
The Chartres pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels” is meant for people who can’t be physically present during the three Pentecost days or who aren’t able to walk.
The “Guardian Angels” concerns the religious, the parents of young children, the invalids and the persons too old to walk the 100 km of the pilgrimage, the prisoners, the expats, the sailors and soldiers on a mission… In short, all people held up out of duty or because of their physical condition.
By creating this huge chain of prayer, we want to involve as many people as possible and enable everyone to be part of the Chartres pilgrimage.
Why to be part of the pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels”?
In these times where the Christian values are directly threatened, it’s urgent to spread and intensify the movement of prayers and penitence constituted by the Chartres pilgrimage. None must be prevented from being part of this movement. The prayer of the “Guardian Angels” united to the walkers will rise to God to implore his mercy, intercede for the Church and our society and convert the souls, so that the graces of the pilgrimage reach everybody.
What is the spirit of the Chartres pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels”?
Just like for the walkers, the Chartres pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels” is based on the three pillars of Tradition, Christendom and Mission.
“We are dwarves on the shoulders of giants”, Bernard de Chartres said in the 12th century: thus based on the doctrinal, liturgical and sacramental Tradition of the Church – with the Tridentine rite which we are attached to – we can ourselves add our stone to the edification of the 21st century.
That is possible above all with the restoration of Christendom. This is no outdating idea to make relive a time gone by: the Christendom is seen as the realization of “the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n° 2105). The philosopher Gustave Thibon saw it as “a civilization where the temporal is constantly irrigated by the eternal”.
How to go on the Chartres pilgrimage with the “Guardian Angels”?
The “Guardian Angels” of the Chartres pilgrimage make simple and clear commitments adapted to their situation: daily recitation of the pilgrimage’s prayer, and depending on one’s possibilities: rosary, mass, confession, charity work or penance acts.
The pilgrimage’s prayer is recited by all and is thereby an obvious tie between the “Guardian Angels” and the walkers. The “Guardian Angels” can receive the book of the pilgrimage on request and will thus be able to follow the meditations, nearly hour per hour. They will pray for the intentions of the pilgrimage and can conversely entrust the chapters of walkers with their prayer intentions.
The “Guardian Angels” can also gather locally to pray together.
A last word?
In the present circumstances it is urgent to pray. Praying is within everyone’s reach, whatever one’s situation may be. Therefore we encourage you to recruit “Guardian Angels” in your entourage: if one isn’t able to walk, one is always able to pray!
Watch the Final Mass in Chartres
The final Mass of the Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage in Chartres (France) will be broadcasted in live on the Notre-Dame de Chretiente website at this web address: http://www.nd-chretiente.com/index-eng.php (window in the top right hand corner).
The Mass will start on Monday 9th June 13:00 GMT. More than 10,000 pilgrims will attend this Mass.
Prayer of the Pentecost Pilgrimage
Our Lady, you who walked to the sanctuary of Bethlehem and fled to Egypt from the cruelty of Herod, we ask you to watch over your pilgrims to Chartres.
Like them, you have known the fatigue and the hardships of the road and persevered for your Divine Son.
Give us, O Mary, the ardour of your faith, the firmness of your hope and the fervour of your charity. Between your two cathedrals where we walk today, in body or in spirit, the love of your Son lights our path and illuminates our soul.
Bring to God our prayers, offer Him our sufferings and present to Him our pains.
So that at the end of our earthly pilgrimage, we may enter the house of the Father, to sing with all the angels and saints the eternal Sanctus !
Can't Make the Chartres Pilgrimage? Join the Guardian Angels Chapter from HomeBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
In April 2015, I was fortunate to make my first ever international pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal. I only gradually became interested in the Fatima apparitions after my baptism into the Catholic Church in 2009. Over the last year or so, my conviction has grown that the Fatima message is critical for understanding current events within the Church and in the world at large. I was grateful to get a chance to travel there for a few days, and arrived with a sense of curiosity about the shrine and eagerness to experience the places that were so important for the three child seers, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia.
I went with limited information about the site and an open mind and heart, but also with some questions. I had heard that the shrine’s rector had allowed Hindus to worship at the Chapel of the Apparitions, and that there was a plan to turn the sanctuary into an ecumenical center. I had seen some photos online of the new Basilica of the Holy Trinity, which has a distinctly modernist esthetic. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was seeking to deepen my understanding of the Fatima message. The first thing I did after arriving was to find the Chapel of the Apparitions and pray the Rosary.
Novus Disorder in Fatima FeaturedBy: Benjamin J. Vail, OFS
Be sure to catch Chris Ferrara’s appearance live in the studio on the Mike Church Show:
Friday, May 15 at 7:30AM (EST)
Sirius Radio Channel 125 (NOT 128)
Topics will include:
- Has the time come for systematic civil disobedience?
- Where does the Catholic Church stand on this?"
Don't miss it! And call in with your comments.
DAY & CHANNEL CORRECTION: Remnant Columnist Chris Ferrara, The Mike Church Show: Live In StudioBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
The interview is here, and those who care about how we should love the Bride of Christ should be scandalized by the mentality it bespeaks and the future it all but promises. Keep in mind that its all-but-named target at one point is the recent and utterly unprecedented suggestion (here) by Cardinal Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, that a new role for the CDF would be to provide a "theological framework" for this pontificate. Please find the rest of Patrick's article here:
REMNANT COMMENT: At this point even your garden-variety Neo-Catholic should be able to see that Our Lady's predictions from just 42 years ago are indeed coming true: "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops.” - Our Lady of Akita, October 13, 1973.
God help us, Pope Francis is becoming an unprecedented disaster. Please pray the Rosary every day.
Patrick Brennan's "He knows very well what he is doing"By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
I recently had an experience I would like to share with you and my fellow Catholics. Writing this has been somewhat therapeutic for me and I pray it’s of interest to your readers.
As Catholics we are catechized with the truth that there are numerous rites of mass that all show forth the singular reality of Christ’s sacrifice. For those of us who are Latin rite Catholics we are told the Church has given us two equivalent expressions of the Sacred Mysteries. By expressions I am referring to the Tridentine rite of Mass and the Novus Ordo rite of Mass. It has been my experience that these two rites do not necessarily demonstrate an equivalent expression of the Sacred Mysteries, but expressions that are at times antagonistic. It was this antagonism in worship that I recently witnessed.
Ordinary Form vs. Extraordinary: What’s the Big Deal? FeaturedBy: Ben Antonio
CBC Radio 2, hosted by Tom Allen, has put together a fantastic look at how the medieval chant, "Dies Irae" (meaning the song of death) has wormed its way from 600 AD into the films of today including John Williams' score for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Dimitri Tiomkin's score for Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, Howard Shore's score for The Lord of the Rings and even inspired Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells", which are heard at the beginning of William Friedkin's The Exorcist.
When you see Pope Francis waging war on Catholic tradition, isn't it interesting to speculate about what aspects of his Novus Ordo will still be influential 1600 years from now? Or, how about 160 years from now? I think I can answer that: zero, zip, zilch, nada-- not one bit of the rotting corpse of the Novus Ordo will survive.
The Lord God Himself is preserving the old Catholic traditions, with or without Pope Francis:
The Day of Wrath for the Novus OrdoBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
(Pope Francis, UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki Moon, and Jeffrey Sachs)
Under the rubric of Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations, in conjunction with the Obama Administration, has co-opted the Vatican to embrace a global environmental agenda which at its core promotes actions which are antithetical to Catholic moral teaching
Powerful winds are blowing through St. Peter’s Square, setting up the perfect storm. Indeed, the climate is drastically changing in Vatican City as the world awaits Pope Francis’ environment encyclical. Behind the scenes of St. Peter’s, forces are at play to create a very problematic document influenced, and partly written, by rabid opponents of Catholic moral teaching..
An Unholy Alliance FeaturedBy: Elizabeth Yore
At the conclusion of the conference, world leaders issued a statement in which they declared that decisive action to deal with climate change is “a moral and religious imperative for humanity”.
New from Remnant TV: Pro-Aborts in the Vatican (Paging Raymond Arroyo et al.)By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.” ~The Queen of Heaven to Lucia dos Santos, July 13, 1917.
“Your Excellency is not unaware that a few years ago God manifested that sign, which astronomers chose to call an aurora borealis. I do not know, but it seems to me that if they examine the form in which it appeared it could not possibly have been an aurora borealis. Be that as it may, God made use of this to make me understand that His justice was about to strike the guilty nations.” (Emphasis added) ~ Sister Lucia dos Santos, Third Memoir to her Bishop written on August 31, 1941.
The Known Light (1)By: Peter B. Kelly, MS, JD, MTS, MS
Father Paul Nicholson—the Canadian 'missionary priest of the New Evangelization'—has done a lot of unpriestly things, but this tops the list and of course does precisely nothing to minimize the perverse, predatory image of the modern Catholic priest in the eyes of so many scandalized Catholics. One priest savaging another, just moments after his sudden death? Who behaves this way!
This is from Father Paul’s Facebook page yesterday, including the link to a little hissy fit video from a year ago, in which Father Paul falsely accused Father Gruner of being a suspended priest (a charge which was publicly refuted years ago). Not surprisingly, the consummate Catholic gentleman priest, Father Gruner, never even responded to Father Nicholson's slander.
But just yesterday the boorish Father Paul wrote the following and then reposted the link to his Gruner-bashing video, just hours after Father Gruner had died suddenly of heart failure. This morning Father Paul's been adding still more links to Gruner-bashing articles. This guy will apparently stoop to anything--even savaging a dead fellow priest--in an attempt to bolster his sagging numbers on the Internet.
Clearly, this priest is a joke!