Welcome to the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Chapter of the Chartres Pilgrimage, welcoming pilgrims from English-speaking countries, walking under the patronage of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.
Also called the Pentecost Pilgrimage or the Paris-Chartres Pilgrimage, this 3-day, 60-mile walk takes place each year in France to commemorate the Feast of Pentecost. The walk begins on the morning of the Vigil of Pentecost at Saint-Sulpice in Paris (instead of the usual Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, which is still being repaired after the devastating fire) and ends at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres. Over 10,000 pilgrims participate, drawing traditional-minded pilgrims from across the globe. Experience centuries of history on this often forgotten facet to the Christian life: the walking pilgrimage as a journey of faith, penance, and prayer, camping two nights along the way.
This Chapter is organized each year with the goal of offering to as many English-speaking people as possible the opportunity to partake in a life-altering experience, a taste of the ancient Medieval pilgrimage experience. For nearly 1,000 years pilgrims have been walking this route in order to venerate one of the most sacred relics in all of Christendom, the veil of Our Lady kept at Chartres Cathedral.
For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime experience where you are sure to grow in your faith, see here for an article written by one of our past participants. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to live and experience the Catholic Faith in France while meeting new people and making life-long friends. 2022 marks the 40th year of the pilgrimage since its modern revival by Traditional French Catholics in the 1980’s. Today the pilgrimage is organized by the L’association Notre-Dame de Chrétienté (the Association of Our Lady of Christendom). We sincerely hope you will join us — to avoid disappointment, register with us early!
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