Great Pilgrimage 2022

Our annual pilgrimage took place under a beautiful sun on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, where we were able to honour once again our Mother of All Mercy, with the accompaniment of our archbishop, Mgr Jérôme Beau.

On Saturday, after the mass at the esplanade presided over by Archbishop David Macaire, Archbishop of Saint-Pierre and Fort-de-France in Martinique (audio of his homily below), during which he was able to receive the imposition of the scapular of Pellevoisin from the hands of Archbishop Jérôme Beau, the pilgrims headed for the Montbel grotto.

In the evening, we had the testimony of Father Shafiq Abouzayd (audio below) on the influence of Our Lady of Pellevoisin in his Melkite parish community in London. This devotion came about after a young parishioner, Elias, had a vision in 2019 of the Virgin Mary, wearing the scapular, and accompanied by an elderly woman. Searching the internet for information about the scapular, he discovered Pellevoisin and recognised Estelle Faguette as the woman accompanying the Virgin Mary in her vision.

The evening ended with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament in the park and a vigil of adoration.

On Sunday, after a conference by Dom Jean Pateau, Father Abbot of Fontgombault Abbey, on the theme of the pilgrimage, “These graces are from my Son, I take them into his heart” (audio below), an intervention of great spiritual depth, we prayed a Way of the Cross in the park, led by Brother Laurent.

In the afternoon, we gathered for a solemn mass, also presided over by Don Pateau (audio of his homily below), during which young Charlotte (6 years old) made her first communion. At the end of the Mass, pilgrims who wished to do so were able to receive the imposition of the scapular.

During the whole weekend, we also had the great joy of welcoming Marie Christine Denis and Elisabeth Dardinier who came to dedicate their joint book for children: La très belle histoire de Notre Dame de Pellevoisin (on sale in the shop).