British Pilgrims entering the Cathedral at Chartres

Friday, 24 May 2013

A Pilgrimage of Beautiful Souls and Minor Miracles

British Chapters leave Notre Dame de Paris for 3 days of Spiritual Adventure
It is over for another year!  The 2013 Chartres Pilgrimage, like the mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years in the musical Brigadoon, has disappeared into the French mist which for so long obscurred our view of the beautiful Cathedral which was our ultimate destination on this great Spiritual adventure.  The Pilgrimage is really indescribable as it is only possible to outline the external manifestations of what is essentially a deeply personal contact between souls and the Living God.  Each Pilgrim has his own story to tell and, if you are fortunate to join us, your story will be unique.  Next year's Pilgrimage leaves London on 6 June 2014 -- make this D-Day for you!  One first time pilgrim's story can be found here.  More photos (and videos) can be found here.  The Chairman of the Latin Mass Society has a blow by blow account of a previous pilgrimage here.  While the whole Pilgrimage is a walking miracle, so many little things throughout this Pilgrimage attest to the personal interest of God in the individual pilgrim.  When seemingly difficult or impossible problems presented themselves, solutions "miraculously" followed.  Our Lady's mantle covered the pilgrims and this ensured that whenever a physical or spiritual aid was required, it was available.  We did not walk alone!!             

To refresh your memory on the Pilgrimage Meditations (and for interest to non-pilgrims) a full list of the  Meditations for 2013 can be found here.