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Monday, June 1, 2020

Chartres Pilgrimage Closes with Traditional Latin Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

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Not to be daunted by the Covid pandemic, Notre-Dame de Chrétienté has organized an international virtual pilgrimage with traditional Catholics from all over the world.

And while we are all deeply saddened by not being able to march to the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres this Pentecost Monday, as we've done for the past 29 years, I am thrilled to announce that the closing Mass of the Chartres Pilgrimage was celebrated today in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome on the altar of Saint Petronilla.

The celebrant is none other than Monsignor Patrick Descourtieux, head of the Ecclesia Dei division within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 

The video is only 40 minutes long and as you begin to watch it,  you will no doubt find your heart longing for the return of the Mass in all of its glory and for the sublime sacred music that has gone largely silent since the international pandemic lockdown.

This extraordinary Mass, taking place today in the Vatican, must surely be seen as a sign of great hope for us all. 

Congratulations and much gratitude to our French friends and allies atNotre-Dame de Chrétienté. Please God, we'll see you next year on the Road to Chartres. 

Our Lady of Christendom pray for us.

From the Chartres Pilgrimage 2018:

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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.