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Preparations have begun to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Chapel

13/02/2008: France

The Community of brothers living at Rosey are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the completion of the chapel dedicated to St. Marcellin Champagnat. The Chapel was inaugurated in 1958; it was built beside the birth place of Marcellin, in the village of Rosey. For the beatification of Marcellin, Marists around the world raised enough money to build the side chapel of the Hermitage, where the mortal remains of Marcellin are, and the Chapel of Rosey, beside the house where our founder was born.

The Chapel of Rosey has been the focus of pilgrimages of brothers, teachers, pupils, alumni and devotees of Champagnat for fifty years. Thanks to the opportunities offered by the building, it is possible to spend a beautiful day visiting the birth village of Marcellin, seeing the places where he was born and where he spent his childhood, the room he used as a seminarist, the place where he taught catechism to the people of the village, etc. At the same time, it is possible to celebrate the Eucharist or hold meetings in the large halls that can be made available to anyone upon request.

To commemorate the anniversary, the brothers who look after the Chapel are preparing a programme that includes an exhibition to discover the Marist world, which will also be a chance to take part personally in the event. For this reason, the brothers of the community invite any brothers or laypeople who have already been on a pilgrimage to Rosey, engaged now in the Marist mission around the world, to take part in the event by sending a testimony of what the visit to Rosey meant for them. Testimonies can consist in photos or other visual documents, videos or any kinds of mementos, accompanied by a short description of the event portrayed, specifying the dates.

The celebrations for the anniversary will end on 1st June, on Sunday, with the Holy Mass and several other activities.

Send documents to:
Frères Maristes
Le Rosey
42660 Marlhes - France

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