Notre-Dame de Chrétienté will walk this year meditating on the theme of the Eucharist for its Pentecost pilgrimage. Explanations with Jean de Tauriers, president of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté.
For the 41st time, Notre-Dame de Chrétienté pilgrims will travel from Paris to Chartres on May 27, 28 and 29. Why did you choose the theme “The Eucharist, salvation of souls”? The particularity of our pilgrimage is our attachment to the traditional Mass, to the Tridentine rite. It seemed interesting to us, in these times when we are under attack, and spiritually precious for pilgrims, to meditate on the Eucharist, the real presence, which is at the heart of our attachment to the traditional Mass. We do not compare Masses; we simply choose the Extraordinary Form, and this for a reason of Faith.
I see the number of registrations for the pilgrimage increasing every day; we should certainly exceed 15,000 this year. These young people (because half of them are under 20 years old) come to seek a teaching of Faith and see in this Mass the affirmation of the sacredness, the transcendence of God, the certainty of the real presence. This should be an incentive for the Church to reflect: to see how much the fervent Catholic practitioners (our pilgrims are essentially practicing, and two thirds of them are in the extraordinary form) demand this teaching of the Church that they obtain through our priests.
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