While there are but a few days to go, I can’t let this year depart without finally showing you photos of the 2009 Paris-Chartres pilgrimage which takes place every year on the weekend of Pentecost. (See 2008, 2005, 2004). The theme for the upcoming 28th Pilgrimage from Notre-Dame de Paris to Notre-Dame de Chartres was recently announced by the Association Notre-Dame de Chrétienté which organises the event. The 28th Pilgrimage will take place on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of May 2010, with the theme “The Church is Our Mother”. The themes for the individual days will be: 1) Teaching, under the patronage of St. Peter; 2) Sanctifying, under the patronage of St. Jean Vianney, the Curé d’Ars; 3) Governing, under the patronage of St. Pius X.
The following photos, however, are compiled from various sources, and show the pilgrimage which took place this past Pentecost.
The pilgrimage commences in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris.
The statue of Our Lady of Christendom that is carried on the pilgrimage.
Setting off from Paris.
The pilgrimage lasts three days, and the traditional form of Mass is offered on each day.
On the third day, the pilgrims reach Chartres…
…and the pilgrims pile into the Cathedral.