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8 Sep 2017

Bicentenary Youth Pilgrimage

The English pilgrims had an inspiring and moving experience during the Bicentenary pilgrimage to France 16-26 August 2017. 

 

The young people were accompanied by Sr Cathy, Sr Carolyn and Francesca. Joining the international gathering of the Assumption community, they walked in the footsteps of St Marie-Eugenie and Sr Therese-Emmanuel, while reflecting on the theme of living life to the fullest.

 

Highlights of the pilgrimage included:

  • Opening ceremony, workshops, mass and cultural presentations
  • Visiting Le Chateau de Preisch, summer home of St. Marie Eugenie and her birthplace,  Saint Segolene Church where she received her First Communion and Metz Catherdal,
  • Lyon - the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière and the Cathedral
  • Visit to Taize and Retreat Day at Mongre Assumption school and their beautiful chapel.
  • The international Gallery of Holiness – where each province displayed a banner of a sister's remarkable life lived out through the Assumption, a moving and inspirational tribute!
  • Tours around Paris and Montmartre
  • The celebration of Mass and Vespers at Notre Dame Cathedral

 

 

 Anthony, one of the pilgrims said: “The highlights of the pilgrimage for me were making new friends from around the world and being able to grow stronger in faith. It was a very enriching experience, especially when we were in our ‘community of life’ as we were able to express our feelings and open up to each other.”

 

 Watch a short video from the pilgrimage: 


 

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