Several spiritual high places are hidden in the heart of this magnificent region known for its wine and its history.
We will begin our pilgrimage at the beautiful Vezelay Basilica, a starting point on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It is consecrated to Saint Mary Magdalene, the woman delivered by Jesus of several demons.
The monastery of Citeaux opens its doors for us and we will participate in prayer with the monks. They will help us to enter into a more intimate relationship with Christ.
At Paray-le-Monial Christ appeared to Saint Marguerite Marie Alacoque, revealing his Sacred Heart. We will take the time to adore He who ceaselessly draws us to Him. The community of the Emmanuel has greatly contributed to the influence of this sanctuary by organizing sessions bringing together tens of thousands of people throughout the year. We will meet with one of the priests who will teach us about the message of the Sacred Heart.
A bit farther into the hills of this beautiful region, we will adopt the ways of Taizé, known worldwide for its ecumenical prayer. Then before arriving in Lyon we will make a special stop in Ars at the house of Saint John Vianney, Curéd’Ars and patron saint of all priests.