21 Pilgrims set off from London following the steps of Saint Marie Eugenie and Mother Therese Emmanuel...
Sr Veronica Ann from the Wanstead community organised a day pilgrimage to Paris on the 9th March to celebrate the Bicentenary. It was a long day and not without its adventures! Click here to read the full story and testimonies of participants.
Sr VA writes: "We had time after Mass to enjoy the beauty of Notre Dame de Paris and see the plaques of Saint Marie Eugenie beside Lacordaire. This made a deep impression on many of the pilgrims... Time for lunch at a little French Restaurant in the Latin Quarter where we were served extremely well...
Our next stop was St. Suplice rather than walk we took the metro. This is the Church where the first Assumption Community prayed and attended Mass. This huge church, said to be the largest Parish Church in Paris. It was very near where the first community began in a humble apartment in Rue Férou."
The pilgrims then headed to Auteuil, to visit the Chapel of Marie Eugenie’s tomb and ask her intercession. The last stop of the pilgrimage was in Lubeck where Therese Emmanuel’s tomb lies in the beautiful Chapel.
One of the pilgrims wrote: "The pilgrimage that had all the elements of friendship, prayers, good food and ultimately renewal and a deep sense of gratitude for our own Sisters here in Wanstead who model their lives on the Rule of Marie Eugenie: This is our Rule: to leave all, to lose all, to sacrifice all for the glory of God, to go with joy where it pleases him to send us, with no sense of compulsion in our hearts but with the joyous freedom of the children of God. Thanks for the privilege of being with you."
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