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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Remnant on Pilgrimage to Chartres, France Featured

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- Follow along from Home Each Day;
- Watch Televised Mass in Chartres
- Bishop Athansius Schneider to Celebrate Mass
- Video Updates from Remnant TV

Plus, EWTN to Broadcast Pilgrimage Documentary on Pentecost Sunday, Includes Interview of Michael J. Matt

The Remnant’s team here in the States is bound for France this week. God willing, we will once again be walking with our traditional Catholic brothers from all over the world on the grand Pentecost Pilgrimage of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté to Chartres.

I ask readers to please keep their 70 fellow American pilgrims in their prayers as we once again attempt the 3-day pilgrimage across France. The now 24-year-old U.S. Chapter of Our Lady of Guadalupe will remember all of the readers of The Remnant in their prayers every day on the road to Chartres.

EWTN will broadcast an award-winning documentary on the Chartres Pilgrimage on Pentecost Sunday, which includes an interview of Michael J. Matt. Broadcast Dates Times for EWTN’s  "In Search of Christendom – The Chartres Pilgrimage" can be found here:

Once again, the organization responsible for the Pilgrimage to Chartres is offering an opportunity for their American brothers and sisters to spiritually accompany the pilgrims in a special way. It is called the Guardian Angels Chapter and it is for people who cannot make the pilgrimage but wish to be present spiritually.


This chapter is inspired by non-walkers who wish to be a part of this event and at the same time, take advantage of the graces available through pilgrimage. Christian and Catherine Chauvière are French and have created this beautiful chapter for Notre-Dame de Chrétienté.

The Guardian Angels Chapter is for the religious, the parents of young children, the invalids and persons too old to walk the pilgrimage— prisoners, expats, sailors and soldiers on a mission. In short, all people who love the Catholic Faith throughout the whole world. By creating this huge chain of prayer, we want to involve as many people as possible and to enable everyone to be part of the Chartres pilgrimage.

The Remnant's U.S. chapter will be connected to the Guardian Angels. So, here are some unifying points:

The theme this year is “Jesus Christ, Savior of the World”. The actual dates are May 23, 24 & 25. And here is a rough run-down of the daily schedule for those who wish to pray and organize private meditations along the general lines listed here:

Saturday 23rd May 2015:

“The Incarnation”.  The Patron Saint for the day is Saint Hilary of Poiters

The Rosary will be prayed in the morning, afternoon and evening. Mass will be celebrated in the morning by the Abbot of Le Barroux, Don Louis-Marie

Meditations: Click Here on Day One of the Pilgrimage

Sunday 24th May 2015

“The Redemption".  The Patron Saint: Saint Louis XI.

Meditations: Click Here on Day Two of the Pilgrimage

Mass will be offered at Noon by the great Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Adoration will take place Sunday night. Benediction will be celebrated by Mons. Michel Pansard, Bishop of Chartres

Monday 25th May 2015

“The Risen Lord.”  The Patron Saint of the day is  Saint Mary Magdalene

Meditat ions: Click Here for Day Three of the Pilgrimage

The Pontifical Mass will be offered Monday in the Chartres Cathedral by Pere Emmanuel-Marie de Saint Jean, the Abbot of Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse

Song and hymns to be sung every day
, all day, will include Come Holy Ghost, Salve Regina, the Ave Maria, Faith of Our Fathers, Adoramus te, and Immaculate Mary, among many other standards.

The generous readers of this newspaper who sponsored 15 young American pilgrims this year will be remembered each and every day on the Pilgrimage by name. And we will be reminding the American pilgrims about all of the “Guardian Angels” who will be with us in spirit.

The Chartres Pilgrimage is all about young Catholics—10,000 or more, in fact. Very few things matter more to the future of our world than putting all of our energies and recourses toward encouraging young Catholics to keep the Faith against seemingly impossible odds. What difference do our efforts make if in the end we fail to keep the next generation in the trenches fighting for the preservation of everything that matters?

We at The Remnant place so much emphasis on the Chartres Pilgrimage because nothing impacts young people more immediately and with greater spiritual force than the Pilgrimage to Chartres. It is making a big difference, and is well worth the many sacrifices that go into making it happen and bringing so many young Americans overseas to be part of it.

You can watch the Traditional Latin Mass on Monday in the Chartres Cathedral: It will be possible to watch the final High Mass live on the Internet. Celebrated on Monday by Bishop Aillet, it will be broadcast on the Notre-Dame de Chrétienté website: The Mass starts at 3:15 pm CET but there will be an uplink on the website at 9:15 Eastern Standard time.

The pilgrimage is a major victory, and it reminds us that total victory will be ours in the end—so long as we keep the old Faith. Please, join us over the three days of Pentecost pilgrimage this year. Let us unite in prayer and penance, and let us resolve anew to keep the Faith always, come what may. Nothing else matters. ■

Look for video updates from The Remnant: Please watch The Remnant's Facebook page for daily updates.  We will also be providing Pilgrimage updates here on our site every few days.

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.