42e PILGRIMAGE OF PENTECOST
18, 19, 20 may 2024
I Want to See God
The theme of the 2024 Pentecost pilgrimage, “I Want to See God,” will lead us to reflect on the Last Things. The abandonment, since the 1960s, of preaching on the last things is undoubtedly one of the major symptoms of the crisis of Faith. It is therefore a matter of returning to the mission of the Gospel: to teach Jesus Christ, and all of Jesus Christ. This is the greatest of charities. To speak of the last things is to practice a pastoral of truth.
The last thing is not a lowering of the curtain. The end is the absolute good, it is what attracts and orients everything. The last thing is God. This end gives all its stakes, all its importance, and its beauty to human life. We are pilgrims: our homeland is in the heavens. Only the thought of eternal life gives meaning to our earthly struggles.
Join us on May 18, 19, and 20, 2024, on the roads of Chartres to meditate on the last things. And start training on this theme now!
Father de Massia Chaplain General NDC
« I am with you every day until the world ends »
« Et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus usque ad consummationem saeculi »
« I am bold enough to predict that Chartres will become, more than ever, the West’s main centre of devotion to Mary. People will flock to Chartres, as they did in times gone by, from all over the world. »
French Cardinal pie
May 31st 1855
Notre-Dame de Chrétienté permanently follows the news of the Church and how its social doctrine is applied, in order to inform its pilgrims and to get involved / mobilise its networks, when necessary.
When the Henri and André Charlier Centre – later Notre-Dame de Chrétienté – revived the historic Pentecost pilgrimage to Chartres in 1983, its aim was to promote Christendom, i.e. to make “the kingship of Christ over the whole of creation and, in particular, over human societies” a reality within civic life (Catechism of the Catholic Church N° 2105).
Notre Dame de Chrétienté’s foremost vocation is to work towards the social kingship of Christ by fully enacting the encyclical letter Quas Primas of Pope Pius XI of December 11, 1925:
“In him is the salvation of the individual, in him is the salvation of society. ‘Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we must be saved” (Acts IV,12).”
Notre-Dame de Chrétienté relies on three pillars to help promote and propagate the social kingship of Christ: Tradition (which we receive), Christendom (in which we live) and Mission (by which we transmit).