Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Chapelle St Jean revisited

I couldn't help uploading yet another image from our time of Adoration in St John's chapel at Paray-le-Monial, in France. A similar image from a number of years ago heads this blog. In December I was back in the UK and took part in another pilgrimage for young men to Ars and Paray-le-Monial. I think that this is the fourth such pilgrimage that we have organised, an itinerary which is focussed on vocational discernment for young men.

Each year we stay at the house of the Societe Jean Marie Vianney in Ars for a few nights, and we make a day pilgrimage to Paray, where St Margaret Mary received the apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the mid sixteen hundreds. The chapel of St John is next to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart; it is in the mother house of the Emmanuel Community, and this lovely upstairs chapel is given over to perpetual Adoration of the Eucharistic presence of Jesus. Speaking from experience; the Holy Hours which we have made there are very powerful.

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