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: http://www.nd-chretiente.com/ 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.