Who are we ?
Our spirit of activism
Ever since 1983, Notre-Dame de Chrétienté, an independent organisation of unpaid and committed lay people, has worked towards promoting Christendom, which we understand to be the fulfillment within civic life of “the kingship of Christ over all creation and, in particular, over human societies” (Catechism of the Catholic Church N° 2105).
Its missionary and educational work, its initiatives for the common good, and of course the pilgrimage (which is the largest walking pilgrimage in Europe) are all part of a commitment to national and Christian resistance after the example of Czestochowa. Its spirit is one of mission and reconciliation.
« Tradition is the youth of God » (Dom Gérard, first Father abbot of Le Barroux abbey).
« Christendom is the light of the Gospel cast upon our fatherlands, our families, our mores and our trades » (Dom Gérard).
« Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. » (28:19-20).
The charter of
notre-dame de chrétienté
Why make a pilgrimage
“Pray well, my dear little one, for the success of the Chartres pilgrimage, in which I will be taking part, and which will bring together at the feet of the Blessed Virgin many pilgrims from our beautiful France, in order to obtain the graces which our Fatherland so much needs in order to show itself worthy of its past.”
Louis Martin, father of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, 1872