Pentecost pilgrimage on June 7, 8, and 9, 2003. 100 km for the Church

Source: FSSPX News


You don’t believe it? Well come and see: each year about 5,000 pilgrims leave Notre-Dame de Chartres on Saturday morning and arrive at the Sacré-Coeur of Montmartre on Monday around 4:30pm. For sure, they are tired after three days of walking, but their radiant smiles, their fervor, their joy are there as proof that their hearts are rejuvenated, that their enthusiasm and their faith are revived in this atmosphere of prayer, joy and friendship, which reigns over this journeying Catholic city. For it is a veritable Catholic city with its logistics, its health department, transportation, supplies, security, communication, traffic and hygiene services, its portakabins, its fire protection and, of course, the spiritual help of over a hundred priests. This immense crowd truly lives according to the Catholic faith: love of neighbor, prayers, Latin liturgy. A harmony which is like a dream compared to the violence which reigns in our towns and even our villages. Order and social peace are possible if the Lord God is served first.

Look at the long column moving along – you will be struck to see many young people, innumerable children (more than 1,000 last year on a route shortened by sections on coaches) and the harmony which a common faith gives.

This year Saint Pius X, the last canonized pope, will be the patron of this pilgrimage. We will thus honor the centenary of his pontifical election. He is also the patron of the Society of St. Pius X which is the spiritual force, inspiring this pilgrimage. We will pray especially to him, who was an ardent defender of Tradition, that the crisis which is currently shaking the Church may come to an end, through the return to the faith of all time, in particular to the traditional Mass.

Enrolment: Pèlerinages de Tradition – 23 rue Poliveau – 75005 Paris – France

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