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Saint Sulpice

Notre-Dame de Chrétienté is pleased to announce that the departure of the Chartres Pilgrimage will be from St. Sulpice Church - the second-largest chuch in Paris - on June 8, 2019.

The pilgrims will rendezvous at 5.30 am, with the traditional Latin Mass celebrated at 7 am .

Notre-Dame de Chrétienté thanks the archdiocese as well as the civil and military authorities for their understanding and efforts to find this solution that allows us to begin our pilgrimage in Paris and on a route close to the one we usually use.


Saint-Sulpice is second-largest and the second-oldest church in Paris.

Mass will be celebrated by Father Julian Large, Provost of the Oratory of London, assisted by Father Henri Lefer (FSSP, Chaplain of the Paris-Est region) and Canon Martial Pinoteau (ICRSP, Chaplain of North Region). Mgr Alexis Leproux, Vicar General and representative of the Archbishopric of Paris, will give the homily. The sendoff will be given by the Abbot Alexis Garnier, Chaplain General of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté.

The 42 family chapters and the 22 children's chapters will meet at Igny on Saturday, June 8 at 11:30 am for Mass celebrated by Father Guilhem de Labarre, of the Fraternité St Pierre, chaplain of the Order Service.

The pilgrimage under the theme of the Peace of Christ through the Kingship of Christ is an invitation to conversion through Catholic Tradition and the Rosary for the restoration of Christianity.

Our Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!



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Comments 3

Anne B. Buchan on Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:01

I will read my missal along with you at the same time (“hours ahead”), in my time zone in the Southern Hemisphere in the Land of the Southern Cross. What a magnificent Church of St-Sulpice!

I will read my missal along with you at the same time (“hours ahead”), in my time zone in the Southern Hemisphere in the Land of the Southern Cross. What a magnificent Church of St-Sulpice!
Miron on Saturday, 08 June 2019 18:23

Pilgrimage of Christendom, for the Fire and with the Fire
Chartres - Before the birth of Christ, there was a place of worship Virgine Partiturae 'the Virgin who is to give birth'. The first Catholic temple was erected by Bishop Aventine (or Adventinus) in the middle of the fourth century. A few centuries later, the Visigoths burned it. A second larger one was erected, which rightly deserved the name of the cathedral. On the third Sunday after the Pentecost, June 12, 858, the Danish Vikings destroyed it, probably with the use of fire. Bishop Gislebert rebuilt it in an even more magnificent form.
The year of the Lord 876 is memorable for Chartres because King Charles the Bald offered the cathedral Virgin Mary's 'Tunic' and crowds of pilgrims began to arrive in the city. This third temple was plundered by fire on August 5, 962 during the fights between the local princes - it happened on the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The then Bishop Harduin (50th in this see) died a few days later from distress.
The fourth cathedral was destroyed on 7/8 September 1020, on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a result of a lightning stroke, i.e. by fire. Bishop Fulbert (+1028) undertook a reconstruction in the Romanesque style and this fifth temple was consecrated by Bishop Thierry (+1048, Latin 'Theodoricus') on October 17, 1037 on the eve of St. Luke the Evangelist.
The fire, which destroyed the city of Chartres on 5 September 1134, bypassed the cathedral and - paradoxically - it made it possible to expand it. However, it was not 60 years ago, when on Friday, the second week after the Pentecost, on June 10, 1194, a catastrophic fire once again seized the city and the cathedral this time. Saving the most valuable relic, the 'Tunic' of the Virgin Mary, the monks hid together with the reliquary in the crypt of Saint Lubin and were found alive in the rubble only on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire. This time saint Lubin 'Wonderworker' (+14 March 557), did not stop the fire although he was known for this gift. Why?
As bishop of Chartres (544-557) he was extremly zealous: having set up 72 canons for the service of God in the cathedral, alone - for the sake of his flock - he often visited the diocese in the mystical company of his spiritual master Saint Avitus, Bishop of Vienne (+ 518), who often appeared to him and advised on how to manage the clergy and the faithful. Lubin's activity was accompanied by miracles: healing, freeing from possession, resurrecting a girl, changing the direction of the whirlwind that destroyed crops around the city, and finally extinguishing with the sign of the Cross a great fire that would devastate Paris (!). Why, then, did he let the cathedral of his own diocese burn down? Because of the greater glory of God!
The temple was burned, because the Divine Mother gave birth to the Fire that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the earth. The Virgine Partiturae (the statue) was in an underground crypt (sous-terre), like in a Bethlehem grotto, and as soon as she brought the Fire into the world, servants (monks) ran to Her with her own 'Tunic' taken from the burning Church so that She could cover the Child. She gave birth to Him next to the Saint Forts' well to show that He is both Fire and at the same time the source of Living Water. She brought forth Him in the crypt of Saint Lubin (= Beloved), because this is her beloved Son-Man. She brought forth Him on the eve to feast of Saint Barnabas, the 14th Apostle, for this is the Son of Encouragement, the Spirit of Truth, promised by the Lord Jesus the second Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete! The presence of this mystical assembly in the underground crypt was discovered on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire, when the cathedral was already in ruins - it was Saturday 11th (or Sunday, 12th June).
Now let's look at the map of the sky - now it's about the stars; do not panic, read Psalm 19 (18) 'Coeli enarrant' and go on, sometime you will understand - to place this event in God's plans for salvation. On that day the Divine Mother (Luna) left Capricorn (the constellation of the Prodigal Son) going to the meeting of the Holy Spirit (in the attribute of water - Neptune in Aquarius), while the Holy Virgin (Venus) was in close conjunction with the Great Eagle (Jupiter) in the constellation of St. Michael the Archangel (Taurus) next to the Messenger (Mercury = Fire, attribute of the Holy Spirit) and the Sun in conjunction with Uranus (sign of God the Father) in the feet of Castor (the sign of Jesus Christ) in the constellation Gemini, the Twins. At that time, Mars, the Lord Jesus' cursor, was in the Spike (Virgo constellation) with grain for the Eucharistic Bread for feeding a certain descendant of David (Saturn in Sagittarius under Scutum, or Sobieski's Shield). When we add men's signs (simple bills, but you have to have a key), it turns out that the Virgin Mother (Venus / Luna) was with Messenger the Fire (Mercury) that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the ground (Sun at Castor's feet). The bearer of this Fire is the Son-Man of the Apocalyptic Woman, Her spouse, briefly: the Paraclete.
The cathedral is the see of bishop, the Head of the Church. This coincidence at the birth of the Messenger-Fire in Chartres indicates that the Paraclete will be known at a time when the Roman Catholic church will be ruined spiritually to the point that it would seem that the visible head of the Church, the real vicar of Jesus Christ, not only lost his Apostolic See, but also he is not there at all.
Two towers, the western facade and several stained-glass windows survived from the June fire, including the most valuable 'Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière' (dated 1180). Bishop Renaud de Bar (+1217) initiated the reconstruction in the Gothic style. During the works, the Saint Forts Well was filled up, supposedly because of the excess of devotion connected with it, and we received thanks to this another illustration of scenes from the Apocalypse [Ap 12, 14]:
“And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
In desert it is difficult to get water, so the well has disappeared. And the 'two wings of the great eagle' on which She retreated to her place? It is Her Son-Man, Great Monarch (Jupiter) of the end times.
The construction works were extremely fast, because on October 24, 1260 Sunday (and the eve of the holy twins Crispin and Crispinian), the bishop Pierre de Mincy (+ 1275) in the presence of the Holy King Louis IX consecrated this new Marian cathedral, the sixth already temple in this place. Previous cathedrals, in particular the fifth one, were in Romanesque or Roman style, and the sixth in a new style, which contemporary architects from Italy scornfully called 'gothic', which in their opinion was to be synonymous with barbarism. However, this linguistic manner contains a prophetic idea: the last Church is no longer Roman, but Gothic, foreign to our imagination, unknown, completely different! Who wants to, check the slogan 'Goths' on Wikipedia - I will only mention that the largest concentration of this people was in the Vistula river valley, nevertheless the traces of their existence were fixed in toponyms and hydronyms throughout Europe.
The sixth, Gothic cathedral in Chartres exists to this day and to show its connection with the Messenger the Fire, we will look at the further turn of her fate and the sanctities she houses.
After the death of Henry III, King of Poland and the last king of France from the Haus of Valois, on August 2, 1589, the legitimate successor - according to the Salix law - became Henry III de Bourbon, then king of Navarre, who will be honored as the Henry IV by the Seine. During this period, there were religious wars in France between Catholics and Huguenots, or Protestants in a specific national version, and there was a significant obstacle to the throne: King Henry IV, baptized in the Catholic church, was brought up by his mother to a Huguenot and continued in this heresy as mature man. He wanted to fight the way to Paris with a sword. April 19, 1591 he captures Chartres - born in Pau in the lower course of Gave de Pau, the same river that washes the Massabielle rock in Lourdes, he, as a prodigal son struck to the gates of the cathedral of the famous Virgine Partiturae, to the gates of the family Catholic home that had left still in his youth. Could God's Mother not show favor to the lost child who came back and wants to be accepted into the family again? And the miracle happened: On Saturday before White Sunday AD 1592 (April 4), King Henry IV renounces the heresy of Protestantism and proceeds to the teaching of the Catholic religion. On feast day of Saint James the Apostle (July 25) the following year, 1593, after a solid preparation, he made the Catholic confession in Saint-Denis. It would seem that the obstacle has already been removed, but the army of the Holy League (Catholic), hostile against this ex-Huguenot, still occupied Reims, where the French monarchs traditionally used to be anointed. In this situation, the coronation of King Henry IV de Bourbon took place on the first Sunday of Lent AD1594 (February 27) in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres, where he was settled as a converted prodigal son. Only now has the road opened to him to the capital city of Paris. Why?
Let's look at the map of the sky: That day the Holy Virgin (Venus) was with the Roman Eagle (Jupiter) and the Messenger-Fire (Mercury) in the constellation of the Prodigal Son (Capricorn), while the Divine Mother (Luna) wandered with Saint Michael the Archangel (Taurus), but effectively the Virgin Mother was with the Messenger-Fire because King Henry IV is the prefiguration of a converted prodigal Son, the Great Monarch of the last times and the King of France, whose birth will be proclaimed - by the Blessed Virgin herself - in 1858 in the porphyry grotto of Lourdes on the same river that run through the city of Pau, where the first Bourbon as ruler of France was born.
Henry IV in the memory of the Roman Catholic church will also remain as the king, through whom the monarchs of France have the exclusive title 'The first and only honorary canon' of the chapter of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, since he confirmed (September 22, 1604) the title of this institution to the prebend of the abbey Clairac in Aquitaine. In the act of gratitude, the chapter set him a monument inside the Basilica, and also committed to celebrate the annual Holy Mass for the good of the Gauls on December 13, that is, on the birthday of this royal benefactor. It must be remembered that as the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, this basilica has a special name: 'Mother and Head of all the Churches of the City and the World'. This title also describes the mutual relationship between the Apocalyptic Woman and her Son-Man - they are a mystical marriage - and their role in the last times.
And although the grateful Franch nation gave King Henry IV the title 'the Good' and even 'the Great', praised him in songs (one of them, 'Vive le roi Henri', became the hymn of the French monarchy), but he was not the Messanger-Fire. He died tragically, stabbed by a fanatic on the street on May 14, 1610, on Friday the fourth week after the Octave of the Resurrection. That is why on Lateran every December 13th a holy mass is still celebrated for France until the Fire come to the Gauls - announced by Lucia, the Holy Virgin - the Great Monarch of the last times.
Let us now look at the foreground Marian sanctity worshiped in Chartres. The cult of 'Virgine Partiturae' was formed among the local people, Carnutes, before the birth of Christ. According to the local pious legend, which is too nice not to be true, one can guess that along with the Romans conquering these lands (and the Jews who roam around them) came the prophecy of Isaiah [Iz 7, 14] about the Virgin who would conceive and give birth to the Son. "For from time immemorial, in every city there are people who read Moses every Sabbath and lecture him in synagogues" [Acts 15, 21]. Should they miss in the famous Galo-Romanic Autricum (Carnutum), i.e. Chartres? This prophecy made such a great impression on the Carnutes people that they made a sculpture of the Virgin with the Son (in the type referred as the 'Sedes Sapientia') and transferred to Her the honor they had earlier for the heathen goddess of fertility. Christians have already appeared here perhaps even in the first century after the birth of Christ and naturally incorporated the figure of the Virgin Mother into the worship of the true Mother of God Mary. In this light, the choice of this place and this cathedral, with its ancient devotion to the Mother of God, as the depositary of the royal donation of the Blessed Virgin's 'Tunic' is fully understood.
When in 1712, during the reign of King Louis XIV, the contents of the famous Marian reliquary were inspected at Chartres, it turned out that the part of the garment displayed in it was not a tunic but a band of silk fabric - 5,35 m long and 46 cm wide. In connection with this discovery, they began to call this relic 'Veil of the Virgin'. Due to the importance of this event, it can be assumed that the reliquary was opened in the presence of the Sun King. Remembering that the kings of France bear the honorable name 'The Eldest Son of the Church', the prophetic character of this scene is clear: the Blessed Virgin took the child out of the veil as if to say, "Look! Here is my eldest Son and my Man, my Sun-Fire, my Head, and your King of the God's Kingdom, the promised Paraclete. " Because in the meantime (in the 16th century), the ancient Saint Forts well, 33.5 m deep, was dug out, so both attributes of Paraclete, the Fire and the Water were revealed.
In 1793, during the revolution, the 'Veil' was cut into pieces, as if the sacrilegious ones wanted to reveal the Person covered with this robe, and ... to prepare a garment for a prodigal son. As a result of these activities, the cathedral had a piece of fabric just over 2 m length - something like a short religious scapular.
The 'Veil', though in pieces, survived the anti-Catholic turmoil of the late eighteenth century, contrary to the aforementioned statue of Virgine Partiturae / Notre-Dame sous-terre: revolutionaries burned it on December 20, 1793, when they organized a "temple of reason" in the Chartres' cathedral. Even with a deficit of reason, people can prophesy with their deeds, although they do not know about it: Thanks to their activity on this December's day, the Virgine Partiturae, the real Sedes Sapientiae, joined with her chosen Son burning with the one Fire! If these poor fools were not bothered by the brazen profanation they had committed, they might see in the firmament that the Divine Mother (Luna) in the Gate of Heaven (Constellation Crab) as the Virgin (Venus in the constellation Ophiuchus) is to give birth to the Son, her Spouse from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries), with whom, as the Great Monarch (Jupiter in Serpentarius / Ophiuchus), She will trample the head of the Old Serpent reaching for the Crown of the North (Corona Borealis), the crown of the God's Kingdom. They would have seen the portent of this Fire, which our Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw to the earth (Sun in Sagittarius with Sobieski's Shield), and that He (the Fire) comes from the prodigal sons of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church, so that explains why Venus was in conjunction with Antares ('Heart of the Converted' 'in the Scorpio constellation), the star of the Second Lamb (Ant-Aries), this other Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete. The Apocalyptic Virgin and the Paraclete are one and the same Fire - I think this explains the meaning of the bonfire before the Chartres' cathedral, on Friday, 5 days before Christmas AD1793. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the statue of 'Notre Dame sous terre' was replaced with a polychrome replica, and this in turn, even more recent one in 1975, as if to portend the closeness of the time of revelation of the One who comes, the Paraclete.
The eruptions of barbarism did not destroy Notre-Dame de Pillar - a spectacular sculpture from the beginning of the 16th century made of gilded pear wood. The Blessed Virgin is the most perfect expression of femininity, and here She has a pear in her hand and this way of exposure ... on the column. Worshiped in the cathedral (not in the underground crypt) the statue was on May 31, 1855 solemnly crowned on behalf of the Pope blessed Pius IX. It was Thursday, the 5th day of the octave of Pentecost. The image of the heavens above allows us to draw an unambiguous conclusion: the Virgin Mother (Venus '2' / Luna '13') was on that day with a whole set of planets with an effective value of '9', i.e. Of the Holy Spirit, which She is full of, so we have a total of '1' and '5', the same as Mercury and Jupiter. Clarification now: Venus rested high (above the ecliptic) on Pollux's breast, and Luna (full) on Antares, the heart of the converted prodigal Son and Her spouse, the Slayer of the ancient Serpent, the Eagle (Jupiter in Aquarius) carrying the water and Messenger-Fire (Mercury at the foot of Castor), which the Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw on the earth. For the fullness of the image: the Sun roasted in the Hyades constellation with their residuum 'I' + 'V'. The legate of the Blessed Pius IX crowned on that day at Chartres the Paraclete and the Woman Clothed in the Sun, the royal Couple of end times.
The famous stained glass window Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere was built around 1180 in the fifth Romanesque temple. It survived the conflagration AD1194 and after the construction of the new Gothic cathedral, the sixth in turn, it was moved to the southeast wall near the transept. Therefore, this beautiful window with the Most Beautiful Lady expresses the continuity and at the same time the transition of the Church from the Romanesque to the Gothic form, the order unknown and difficult to accept by Catholics. When the ancient (statue) Sedes Sapientiae covers the darkness of the underground crypt and you must have a source of light to see it, the stained-glass Seat of Wisdom is wallowing in the sun light. And although the pilgrims admire Her for generations in the church (Roman Catholic), has anyone discovered the prophetic message of this masterpiece? Let us look at it: On the right hand of the Virgin, we will see scenes from her life and a panel with the zodiac signs next to Her: not without reason we call Her the Queen of Heavens, so constellations and rotations of celestial bodies in their annual cycle. And what an artistic freedom: at the base the Roman deity Janus, identified with Jupiter, known under many names and nicknames - the Opening, Closing, Key (do not you hear words from Isaiah [22, 22] in this place: "I will put the key of the house of David on his arm, when he opens, no one will close, when he closes, no one will open "... words repeated to the angel of the church in Philadelphia [Ap 3, 7b]: “These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth.” Are these not the prerogatives of the Paraclete announced by the Lord Jesus? Was not the first king of Christian' Gaul named Clovis sounding like the Latin Clavis - the Key? Is Divine Providence hiding the David's Key in Gaul-France?
And one more name for Janus: Father of Dawn - do not we call the Virgin Mary, Aurora?! As a Apocalyptic Woman with the Paraclete, Her spouse, are not the Father and Mother of this difficult to imagine new (Gothic) Church identical with the Kingdom of God on earth?! Is not the Paraclete the guardian of the beginning and the passage, the One who sees the past and the future: [Jn 14, 26] "And the Comforter, ... he will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you", thus fulfilling a role similar to the one attributed to the mythical Janus? At the top of the “zodiacal” window Jesus Christ the Pantocrator is found, and at his feet the Prodigal Son in his sign of Capricorn. We passed this stellar calendar from Janus, identifying him as the prefiguration of the Paraclete, to Jesus Pantocrator, from January to December, but naturally these months adhere to each other as brothers - and indeed: Jesus Christ and the Paraclete are even twins.
The most prominent figures in the described group of stained glass windows are the Holy Virgin with the Boy in an iconographic type known as 'Sedes Sapientiae' - 'Seat of Wisdom'. The Holy Virgin is the personification of the Divine Wisdom, but it is also called the Throne of Solomon. Because Hebrew word 'Solomon' means 'Peace', so this Boy-Old Child is called 'Peace'. Now let's hear Micah, because he also prophesies about this duet from Chartres [Mi 5, 3-5a]: “Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth. And this man shall be our peace”...
The heroes of this fragment of the Bible are worshiped in Chartres from time immemorial: 'Virgin Partiturae' and the 'Peace' borne by Her, previously identified as the Apocalyptic Woman and Her Son-Man, the Paraclete. Let's look into the open book that the Boy-Old Child is holding with his left hand. We read in it the biblical passus: “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.” This is the fourth verse from chapter 40 of Isaiah that begins the so-called 'Book of Consolation'. And just as Jesus Christ came into the world as the First Comforter, the Paraclete comes as the Second Comforter. As Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary , so the Paraclete, his twin brother, is born of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church. The revelation of the Second Comforter will be synonymous with the appearance of the Sons of God: the plural begins with 2, the second one is the Paraclete. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (+1153), pilgrim to the 5th Chartres Cathedral, had a premonition of this course of the history of salvation when in the 5th Advent's Sermon he spoke about the Lord's third indirect coming: “If you keep the word of God in this way, it will also keep you. The Son with the Father will come to you. The great Prophet who will build the new Jerusalem will come, the one who makes all things new. This coming will fulfill what is written: As we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly man. Just as Adam’s sin spread through all mankind and took hold of all, so Christ, who created and redeemed all, will glorify all, once he takes possession of all.” This 'great prophet' will do everything new! Heavenly-Renovator! This is the sweetest secret of the Virgin Partiturae and Paraclete-Peace for which She is the throne. From the dark, empty crypt 'sous-terre' of the 5th Romanesque cathedral 'Sedes Sapientiae' has already passed into the luminous space of 'la Belle Verriere' in the 6th temple - a new, gothic, infinite, bathed in the Sun.
On the left hand of Seat of Wisdom, we see episodes from the life of Saint Anthony the Hermit (+ AD356), but also Saint Paul of Thebes (+ AD341), whom the first one visited in the desert shortly before the death of the second. In the upper stained glass panels, we see a raven that brings them whole bread (Paul got a half loaf daily from the crow), how they jointly celebrate Eucharist and how, after parting, Paul dies, and Anthony with the help of two lions entombes his body. Then he passes sheep's skin to his disciple Athanasius and dies. Saint Athanasius (+ AD373) is a figure often invoked during current tribulations of the Church, because as Patriarch (25th Pope) of Alexandria he was the most eminent Catholic bishop, tirelessly fighting against the Arian heresy. On the stained glass window in Chartres, he is dressed in a green robe of the same color as the 'Old Child', because as 'Immortal' (Greek: 'A-thanatos') is an excellent prefiguration of the Paraclete who will renew everything with the Immortal Holy Virgin Mary they will destroy all heresies.
Saint Antoni the Great of Egypt is called the Father of All Monks, but the saint Paul from Thebes as the First Hermit holds the palm of priority among anachoretes. Together with the Pauline order named after him, we return to Chartres. We will get there on foot with a group of thousands of pilgrims leaving Paris every year on the eve of Pentecost. What do Paulines have to do with it? 'Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae' was founded in Hungary in 1215 and thanks to the connections of monarchs he came to Poland around 1372 in the foundation in Częstochowa. Ten years later, Prince Władysław Opolczyk donated the famous Theotokos icon known today as Divine Mother of Czestochowa to the monastery, which over time became the national sign of the Poles and the monastery itself their spiritual capital, a specific stronghold of Catholicism and Polishness. The Order quickly spread throughout the country. In 1711, from the Pauline's Holy Spirit Church in Warsaw, the first pilgrimage on foot went to the sanctuary in Częstochowa in thanksgiving for stopping the plague epidemic. And so it has been continuously for 308 years: it sets off on the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 VIII) and after marching 240 km reaches the goal after 9 days on the eve of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 VIII). In the early 1980s, during the formation of the Solidarity movement, numerous groups of the French participated in this pilgrimage. Probably among them were the organizers of Pilgrimage of Christendom from Paris to Chartres. In Poland, they learned the know-how of the many-day march of tens of thousands of people with prayer and singing on their lips and transplanted it to the French ground. These Polish inspirations in the pilgrimage on foot were mentioned by Dom Gerard Calvet (+2008) in sermon delivered in Chartres in 1985, but he also expressed a desire that Notre-Dame de Chartres became our national (French) Częstochowa. The first Pilgrimage of Christendom set off from Notre-Dame de Paris on the eve of Pentecost on May 21, 1983 and after about 105 kilometers reached Notre-Dame de Chartres on May 23. In Poland that year (1983), the 600th anniversary of the Theotokos icon in Częstochowa was celebrated with the participation of Pope John Paul II.
Polish know-how of crowd migration is one thing, and the spiritual foundation of the movement is the second: in the Pilgrimage of Christendom it is very French. At the head of the procession Our Lady of Holy Hope from Mesnil-Saint-Loup goes, a village in the department l'Aube. Although in this statue She received honor for a long time, it was only the parish priest, father Emmanuel (Ernest Andre, benedictine, +1903), during an audience with Pope Pio IX, he received the title of 'Our Lady of Holy Hope' on July 5, 1852. After returning to his parish father Emmanuel delayed proclaiming this joyful news until the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15): then all faithful burst into tears of repentance and joy. When they started asking for Madonna, one request prevailed: 'Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!' - us here and everyone at all. This invocation also seems to guide Pilgrimage of Christendom in France, where the Roman Catholic Church has been experiencing persecutions in various forms for over 200 years, but there is still a burning desire to restore Christianity to a universal dimension throughout the country.
Dom Gerard described this noble goal as Christianity of Tomorrow and praise him for it. However, the Christendom of Tomorrow far exceeds the concept of a restaurant, for the restored Church will already take the form of the awaited, real Kingdom of God on earth, and France, as the Eldest Daughter, has a vital role to play in this passage. That is why the Pilgrimage of Christendom goes under the guidance of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Holy Hope? What is it and you may have to ask, perheps: Who is it? Blessed Pio IX gave this title on July 5, 1852, the day on which patron, as if from concealment, and now openly, was Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria (+July 5, 1539). He created in Milan (Italy) the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Decapitated) and Angelic Sisters of St. Paul (Converted). Because their first headquarter was the church of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, so the colloquial name 'Barnabits' clung to them. Thus, the title Our Lady of Holy Hope was accompanied in the background by Saint Barnabas himself, that is, the Son of Consolation, and this is one of the names of another Comforter, the Paraclete whom the Lord Jesus promised the Church before his departure to the Father. So, Our Lady of Holy Hope is Lady of the Paraclete.
Father Emmanuel let celebrate Our Lady of Holy Hope for the first time only on August 15. Is it because it is a feast of Her triumph? Yes, but also because She is also the real Queen of Heavens: on that day (see the interactive map of the sky) the Holy Virgin (Venus) rested at the side of the Paraclete (Pollux in Gemini), while as the Divine Mother She immersed herself in the Sun (new Luna) and when we count the signs, the Virgin Mother was in the company of the Messenger-Fire (Mercury in Lion) the Emperor (Jupiter in Libra) from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries). This is the Holy Hope that our Lady and Queen bring to us. We have faith, we hope for God's love in the Kingdom of God and this is the calling of France and all Christianity after all.
Pilgrimage of Christendom reaches Notre-Dame de Chartres on the second day of Pentecost, because we are talking about the second coming of the Holy Spirit in the visible form of the Paraclete, which will be tangible like the Lord Jesus when He was on the earth. Paraclete is not the Holy Spirit, but full of the Holy Spirit a Son of the Church (Roman Catholic). Just as obscure in the Old Testament was the announcement of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah, likewise in the New Testament - the prospect of revelation of the Paraclete is veiled!
When the blessed Pius IX conferred the title 'Our Lady of Holy Hope', in Divinum Officium at matutinum (July 5, 1852) the cosmic Psalm 18 (19) 'Coeli enarrant' was read first, followed by 'Song for the Beloved' [Psalm 44 (45)] and from the Second Book of Kings [2 Sm 2, 1-4] about the anointing of David to the king - this is a perfect illustration and a summary of this long argument. There are many other significant events that make up the Pilgrimage of Christendom, that I will only mention the 220th anniversary of marriage (June 9, 1799) by Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourobon and Louis Antoine de Bourbon in exile in Mittawa, their 20-minute long reign on August 2, 1830 at Château de Rambouillet, or conflagration of the roof of Chartres cathedral in 1836, similar to the drama of Notre Dame de Paris in 2019, but if I described it all, would I find a sufficiently determined reader to digest it?

June 4, 2019, feast of saint Francis Caracciolo, the eve of Beata Vergine dell'Aiuto (Bobbio), on the 183th anniversary of the last, 6th fire in Notre-Dame de Chartres (4 VI 1836)
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This year, the 37th Pilgrimage of Christendom sets off on June 8 from Saint Sulpicius with Our Lady of Sunday (apparition June 8, 1873), on the 120th anniversary of departure to the Lord Blessed Irma Maria of the Divine Heart (Maria Droste zu Vischering, 1899); Pentecost, June 9, celebrate with Nuestra Señora del Rocío (Our Lady of Dew, Almonte) and the Harp of the Holy Spirit (saint Ephrem the Syrian, +373); arrives to Chartres on June 10th with Notre Dame de Liesse (Our Lady of Joy) and Blessed Bogumił, the Archbishop of Gniezno and Hermit (+ 1182), on the eve of Our Lady of Mantara (Lebanon) and ... Saint Barnabas, The Son of Consolation and 120th anniversary of the consecration of the human race to the Most Holy Heart of Jesus by Pope Leo XIII (June 11, 1899) at the request of the blessed Irma Maria.

Pilgrimage of Christendom, for the Fire and with the Fire Chartres - Before the birth of Christ, there was a place of worship Virgine Partiturae 'the Virgin who is to give birth'. The first Catholic temple was erected by Bishop Aventine (or Adventinus) in the middle of the fourth century. A few centuries later, the Visigoths burned it. A second larger one was erected, which rightly deserved the name of the cathedral. On the third Sunday after the Pentecost, June 12, 858, the Danish Vikings destroyed it, probably with the use of fire. Bishop Gislebert rebuilt it in an even more magnificent form. The year of the Lord 876 is memorable for Chartres because King Charles the Bald offered the cathedral Virgin Mary's 'Tunic' and crowds of pilgrims began to arrive in the city. This third temple was plundered by fire on August 5, 962 during the fights between the local princes - it happened on the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The then Bishop Harduin (50th in this see) died a few days later from distress. The fourth cathedral was destroyed on 7/8 September 1020, on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a result of a lightning stroke, i.e. by fire. Bishop Fulbert (+1028) undertook a reconstruction in the Romanesque style and this fifth temple was consecrated by Bishop Thierry (+1048, Latin 'Theodoricus') on October 17, 1037 on the eve of St. Luke the Evangelist. The fire, which destroyed the city of Chartres on 5 September 1134, bypassed the cathedral and - paradoxically - it made it possible to expand it. However, it was not 60 years ago, when on Friday, the second week after the Pentecost, on June 10, 1194, a catastrophic fire once again seized the city and the cathedral this time. Saving the most valuable relic, the 'Tunic' of the Virgin Mary, the monks hid together with the reliquary in the crypt of Saint Lubin and were found alive in the rubble only on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire. This time saint Lubin 'Wonderworker' (+14 March 557), did not stop the fire although he was known for this gift. Why? As bishop of Chartres (544-557) he was extremly zealous: having set up 72 canons for the service of God in the cathedral, alone - for the sake of his flock - he often visited the diocese in the mystical company of his spiritual master Saint Avitus, Bishop of Vienne (+ 518), who often appeared to him and advised on how to manage the clergy and the faithful. Lubin's activity was accompanied by miracles: healing, freeing from possession, resurrecting a girl, changing the direction of the whirlwind that destroyed crops around the city, and finally extinguishing with the sign of the Cross a great fire that would devastate Paris (!). Why, then, did he let the cathedral of his own diocese burn down? Because of the greater glory of God! The temple was burned, because the Divine Mother gave birth to the Fire that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the earth. The Virgine Partiturae (the statue) was in an underground crypt (sous-terre), like in a Bethlehem grotto, and as soon as she brought the Fire into the world, servants (monks) ran to Her with her own 'Tunic' taken from the burning Church so that She could cover the Child. She gave birth to Him next to the Saint Forts' well to show that He is both Fire and at the same time the source of Living Water. She brought forth Him in the crypt of Saint Lubin (= Beloved), because this is her beloved Son-Man. She brought forth Him on the eve to feast of Saint Barnabas, the 14th Apostle, for this is the Son of Encouragement, the Spirit of Truth, promised by the Lord Jesus the second Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete! The presence of this mystical assembly in the underground crypt was discovered on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire, when the cathedral was already in ruins - it was Saturday 11th (or Sunday, 12th June). Now let's look at the map of the sky - now it's about the stars; do not panic, read Psalm 19 (18) 'Coeli enarrant' and go on, sometime you will understand - to place this event in God's plans for salvation. On that day the Divine Mother (Luna) left Capricorn (the constellation of the Prodigal Son) going to the meeting of the Holy Spirit (in the attribute of water - Neptune in Aquarius), while the Holy Virgin (Venus) was in close conjunction with the Great Eagle (Jupiter) in the constellation of St. Michael the Archangel (Taurus) next to the Messenger (Mercury = Fire, attribute of the Holy Spirit) and the Sun in conjunction with Uranus (sign of God the Father) in the feet of Castor (the sign of Jesus Christ) in the constellation Gemini, the Twins. At that time, Mars, the Lord Jesus' cursor, was in the Spike (Virgo constellation) with grain for the Eucharistic Bread for feeding a certain descendant of David (Saturn in Sagittarius under Scutum, or Sobieski's Shield). When we add men's signs (simple bills, but you have to have a key), it turns out that the Virgin Mother (Venus / Luna) was with Messenger the Fire (Mercury) that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the ground (Sun at Castor's feet). The bearer of this Fire is the Son-Man of the Apocalyptic Woman, Her spouse, briefly: the Paraclete. The cathedral is the see of bishop, the Head of the Church. This coincidence at the birth of the Messenger-Fire in Chartres indicates that the Paraclete will be known at a time when the Roman Catholic church will be ruined spiritually to the point that it would seem that the visible head of the Church, the real vicar of Jesus Christ, not only lost his Apostolic See, but also he is not there at all. Two towers, the western facade and several stained-glass windows survived from the June fire, including the most valuable 'Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière' (dated 1180). Bishop Renaud de Bar (+1217) initiated the reconstruction in the Gothic style. During the works, the Saint Forts Well was filled up, supposedly because of the excess of devotion connected with it, and we received thanks to this another illustration of scenes from the Apocalypse [Ap 12, 14]: “And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” In desert it is difficult to get water, so the well has disappeared. And the 'two wings of the great eagle' on which She retreated to her place? It is Her Son-Man, Great Monarch (Jupiter) of the end times. The construction works were extremely fast, because on October 24, 1260 Sunday (and the eve of the holy twins Crispin and Crispinian), the bishop Pierre de Mincy (+ 1275) in the presence of the Holy King Louis IX consecrated this new Marian cathedral, the sixth already temple in this place. Previous cathedrals, in particular the fifth one, were in Romanesque or Roman style, and the sixth in a new style, which contemporary architects from Italy scornfully called 'gothic', which in their opinion was to be synonymous with barbarism. However, this linguistic manner contains a prophetic idea: the last Church is no longer Roman, but Gothic, foreign to our imagination, unknown, completely different! Who wants to, check the slogan 'Goths' on Wikipedia - I will only mention that the largest concentration of this people was in the Vistula river valley, nevertheless the traces of their existence were fixed in toponyms and hydronyms throughout Europe. The sixth, Gothic cathedral in Chartres exists to this day and to show its connection with the Messenger the Fire, we will look at the further turn of her fate and the sanctities she houses. After the death of Henry III, King of Poland and the last king of France from the Haus of Valois, on August 2, 1589, the legitimate successor - according to the Salix law - became Henry III de Bourbon, then king of Navarre, who will be honored as the Henry IV by the Seine. During this period, there were religious wars in France between Catholics and Huguenots, or Protestants in a specific national version, and there was a significant obstacle to the throne: King Henry IV, baptized in the Catholic church, was brought up by his mother to a Huguenot and continued in this heresy as mature man. He wanted to fight the way to Paris with a sword. April 19, 1591 he captures Chartres - born in Pau in the lower course of Gave de Pau, the same river that washes the Massabielle rock in Lourdes, he, as a prodigal son struck to the gates of the cathedral of the famous Virgine Partiturae, to the gates of the family Catholic home that had left still in his youth. Could God's Mother not show favor to the lost child who came back and wants to be accepted into the family again? And the miracle happened: On Saturday before White Sunday AD 1592 (April 4), King Henry IV renounces the heresy of Protestantism and proceeds to the teaching of the Catholic religion. On feast day of Saint James the Apostle (July 25) the following year, 1593, after a solid preparation, he made the Catholic confession in Saint-Denis. It would seem that the obstacle has already been removed, but the army of the Holy League (Catholic), hostile against this ex-Huguenot, still occupied Reims, where the French monarchs traditionally used to be anointed. In this situation, the coronation of King Henry IV de Bourbon took place on the first Sunday of Lent AD1594 (February 27) in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres, where he was settled as a converted prodigal son. Only now has the road opened to him to the capital city of Paris. Why? Let's look at the map of the sky: That day the Holy Virgin (Venus) was with the Roman Eagle (Jupiter) and the Messenger-Fire (Mercury) in the constellation of the Prodigal Son (Capricorn), while the Divine Mother (Luna) wandered with Saint Michael the Archangel (Taurus), but effectively the Virgin Mother was with the Messenger-Fire because King Henry IV is the prefiguration of a converted prodigal Son, the Great Monarch of the last times and the King of France, whose birth will be proclaimed - by the Blessed Virgin herself - in 1858 in the porphyry grotto of Lourdes on the same river that run through the city of Pau, where the first Bourbon as ruler of France was born. Henry IV in the memory of the Roman Catholic church will also remain as the king, through whom the monarchs of France have the exclusive title 'The first and only honorary canon' of the chapter of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, since he confirmed (September 22, 1604) the title of this institution to the prebend of the abbey Clairac in Aquitaine. In the act of gratitude, the chapter set him a monument inside the Basilica, and also committed to celebrate the annual Holy Mass for the good of the Gauls on December 13, that is, on the birthday of this royal benefactor. It must be remembered that as the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, this basilica has a special name: 'Mother and Head of all the Churches of the City and the World'. This title also describes the mutual relationship between the Apocalyptic Woman and her Son-Man - they are a mystical marriage - and their role in the last times. And although the grateful Franch nation gave King Henry IV the title 'the Good' and even 'the Great', praised him in songs (one of them, 'Vive le roi Henri', became the hymn of the French monarchy), but he was not the Messanger-Fire. He died tragically, stabbed by a fanatic on the street on May 14, 1610, on Friday the fourth week after the Octave of the Resurrection. That is why on Lateran every December 13th a holy mass is still celebrated for France until the Fire come to the Gauls - announced by Lucia, the Holy Virgin - the Great Monarch of the last times. Let us now look at the foreground Marian sanctity worshiped in Chartres. The cult of 'Virgine Partiturae' was formed among the local people, Carnutes, before the birth of Christ. According to the local pious legend, which is too nice not to be true, one can guess that along with the Romans conquering these lands (and the Jews who roam around them) came the prophecy of Isaiah [Iz 7, 14] about the Virgin who would conceive and give birth to the Son. "For from time immemorial, in every city there are people who read Moses every Sabbath and lecture him in synagogues" [Acts 15, 21]. Should they miss in the famous Galo-Romanic Autricum (Carnutum), i.e. Chartres? This prophecy made such a great impression on the Carnutes people that they made a sculpture of the Virgin with the Son (in the type referred as the 'Sedes Sapientia') and transferred to Her the honor they had earlier for the heathen goddess of fertility. Christians have already appeared here perhaps even in the first century after the birth of Christ and naturally incorporated the figure of the Virgin Mother into the worship of the true Mother of God Mary. In this light, the choice of this place and this cathedral, with its ancient devotion to the Mother of God, as the depositary of the royal donation of the Blessed Virgin's 'Tunic' is fully understood. When in 1712, during the reign of King Louis XIV, the contents of the famous Marian reliquary were inspected at Chartres, it turned out that the part of the garment displayed in it was not a tunic but a band of silk fabric - 5,35 m long and 46 cm wide. In connection with this discovery, they began to call this relic 'Veil of the Virgin'. Due to the importance of this event, it can be assumed that the reliquary was opened in the presence of the Sun King. Remembering that the kings of France bear the honorable name 'The Eldest Son of the Church', the prophetic character of this scene is clear: the Blessed Virgin took the child out of the veil as if to say, "Look! Here is my eldest Son and my Man, my Sun-Fire, my Head, and your King of the God's Kingdom, the promised Paraclete. " Because in the meantime (in the 16th century), the ancient Saint Forts well, 33.5 m deep, was dug out, so both attributes of Paraclete, the Fire and the Water were revealed. In 1793, during the revolution, the 'Veil' was cut into pieces, as if the sacrilegious ones wanted to reveal the Person covered with this robe, and ... to prepare a garment for a prodigal son. As a result of these activities, the cathedral had a piece of fabric just over 2 m length - something like a short religious scapular. The 'Veil', though in pieces, survived the anti-Catholic turmoil of the late eighteenth century, contrary to the aforementioned statue of Virgine Partiturae / Notre-Dame sous-terre: revolutionaries burned it on December 20, 1793, when they organized a "temple of reason" in the Chartres' cathedral. Even with a deficit of reason, people can prophesy with their deeds, although they do not know about it: Thanks to their activity on this December's day, the Virgine Partiturae, the real Sedes Sapientiae, joined with her chosen Son burning with the one Fire! If these poor fools were not bothered by the brazen profanation they had committed, they might see in the firmament that the Divine Mother (Luna) in the Gate of Heaven (Constellation Crab) as the Virgin (Venus in the constellation Ophiuchus) is to give birth to the Son, her Spouse from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries), with whom, as the Great Monarch (Jupiter in Serpentarius / Ophiuchus), She will trample the head of the Old Serpent reaching for the Crown of the North (Corona Borealis), the crown of the God's Kingdom. They would have seen the portent of this Fire, which our Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw to the earth (Sun in Sagittarius with Sobieski's Shield), and that He (the Fire) comes from the prodigal sons of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church, so that explains why Venus was in conjunction with Antares ('Heart of the Converted' 'in the Scorpio constellation), the star of the Second Lamb (Ant-Aries), this other Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete. The Apocalyptic Virgin and the Paraclete are one and the same Fire - I think this explains the meaning of the bonfire before the Chartres' cathedral, on Friday, 5 days before Christmas AD1793. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the statue of 'Notre Dame sous terre' was replaced with a polychrome replica, and this in turn, even more recent one in 1975, as if to portend the closeness of the time of revelation of the One who comes, the Paraclete. The eruptions of barbarism did not destroy Notre-Dame de Pillar - a spectacular sculpture from the beginning of the 16th century made of gilded pear wood. The Blessed Virgin is the most perfect expression of femininity, and here She has a pear in her hand and this way of exposure ... on the column. Worshiped in the cathedral (not in the underground crypt) the statue was on May 31, 1855 solemnly crowned on behalf of the Pope blessed Pius IX. It was Thursday, the 5th day of the octave of Pentecost. The image of the heavens above allows us to draw an unambiguous conclusion: the Virgin Mother (Venus '2' / Luna '13') was on that day with a whole set of planets with an effective value of '9', i.e. Of the Holy Spirit, which She is full of, so we have a total of '1' and '5', the same as Mercury and Jupiter. Clarification now: Venus rested high (above the ecliptic) on Pollux's breast, and Luna (full) on Antares, the heart of the converted prodigal Son and Her spouse, the Slayer of the ancient Serpent, the Eagle (Jupiter in Aquarius) carrying the water and Messenger-Fire (Mercury at the foot of Castor), which the Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw on the earth. For the fullness of the image: the Sun roasted in the Hyades constellation with their residuum 'I' + 'V'. The legate of the Blessed Pius IX crowned on that day at Chartres the Paraclete and the Woman Clothed in the Sun, the royal Couple of end times. The famous stained glass window Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere was built around 1180 in the fifth Romanesque temple. It survived the conflagration AD1194 and after the construction of the new Gothic cathedral, the sixth in turn, it was moved to the southeast wall near the transept. Therefore, this beautiful window with the Most Beautiful Lady expresses the continuity and at the same time the transition of the Church from the Romanesque to the Gothic form, the order unknown and difficult to accept by Catholics. When the ancient (statue) Sedes Sapientiae covers the darkness of the underground crypt and you must have a source of light to see it, the stained-glass Seat of Wisdom is wallowing in the sun light. And although the pilgrims admire Her for generations in the church (Roman Catholic), has anyone discovered the prophetic message of this masterpiece? Let us look at it: On the right hand of the Virgin, we will see scenes from her life and a panel with the zodiac signs next to Her: not without reason we call Her the Queen of Heavens, so constellations and rotations of celestial bodies in their annual cycle. And what an artistic freedom: at the base the Roman deity Janus, identified with Jupiter, known under many names and nicknames - the Opening, Closing, Key (do not you hear words from Isaiah [22, 22] in this place: "I will put the key of the house of David on his arm, when he opens, no one will close, when he closes, no one will open "... words repeated to the angel of the church in Philadelphia [Ap 3, 7b]: “These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth.” Are these not the prerogatives of the Paraclete announced by the Lord Jesus? Was not the first king of Christian' Gaul named Clovis sounding like the Latin Clavis - the Key? Is Divine Providence hiding the David's Key in Gaul-France? And one more name for Janus: Father of Dawn - do not we call the Virgin Mary, Aurora?! As a Apocalyptic Woman with the Paraclete, Her spouse, are not the Father and Mother of this difficult to imagine new (Gothic) Church identical with the Kingdom of God on earth?! Is not the Paraclete the guardian of the beginning and the passage, the One who sees the past and the future: [Jn 14, 26] "And the Comforter, ... he will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you", thus fulfilling a role similar to the one attributed to the mythical Janus? At the top of the “zodiacal” window Jesus Christ the Pantocrator is found, and at his feet the Prodigal Son in his sign of Capricorn. We passed this stellar calendar from Janus, identifying him as the prefiguration of the Paraclete, to Jesus Pantocrator, from January to December, but naturally these months adhere to each other as brothers - and indeed: Jesus Christ and the Paraclete are even twins. The most prominent figures in the described group of stained glass windows are the Holy Virgin with the Boy in an iconographic type known as 'Sedes Sapientiae' - 'Seat of Wisdom'. The Holy Virgin is the personification of the Divine Wisdom, but it is also called the Throne of Solomon. Because Hebrew word 'Solomon' means 'Peace', so this Boy-Old Child is called 'Peace'. Now let's hear Micah, because he also prophesies about this duet from Chartres [Mi 5, 3-5a]: “Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth. And this man shall be our peace”... The heroes of this fragment of the Bible are worshiped in Chartres from time immemorial: 'Virgin Partiturae' and the 'Peace' borne by Her, previously identified as the Apocalyptic Woman and Her Son-Man, the Paraclete. Let's look into the open book that the Boy-Old Child is holding with his left hand. We read in it the biblical passus: “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.” This is the fourth verse from chapter 40 of Isaiah that begins the so-called 'Book of Consolation'. And just as Jesus Christ came into the world as the First Comforter, the Paraclete comes as the Second Comforter. As Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary , so the Paraclete, his twin brother, is born of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church. The revelation of the Second Comforter will be synonymous with the appearance of the Sons of God: the plural begins with 2, the second one is the Paraclete. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (+1153), pilgrim to the 5th Chartres Cathedral, had a premonition of this course of the history of salvation when in the 5th Advent's Sermon he spoke about the Lord's third indirect coming: “If you keep the word of God in this way, it will also keep you. The Son with the Father will come to you. The great Prophet who will build the new Jerusalem will come, the one who makes all things new. This coming will fulfill what is written: As we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly man. Just as Adam’s sin spread through all mankind and took hold of all, so Christ, who created and redeemed all, will glorify all, once he takes possession of all.” This 'great prophet' will do everything new! Heavenly-Renovator! This is the sweetest secret of the Virgin Partiturae and Paraclete-Peace for which She is the throne. From the dark, empty crypt 'sous-terre' of the 5th Romanesque cathedral 'Sedes Sapientiae' has already passed into the luminous space of 'la Belle Verriere' in the 6th temple - a new, gothic, infinite, bathed in the Sun. On the left hand of Seat of Wisdom, we see episodes from the life of Saint Anthony the Hermit (+ AD356), but also Saint Paul of Thebes (+ AD341), whom the first one visited in the desert shortly before the death of the second. In the upper stained glass panels, we see a raven that brings them whole bread (Paul got a half loaf daily from the crow), how they jointly celebrate Eucharist and how, after parting, Paul dies, and Anthony with the help of two lions entombes his body. Then he passes sheep's skin to his disciple Athanasius and dies. Saint Athanasius (+ AD373) is a figure often invoked during current tribulations of the Church, because as Patriarch (25th Pope) of Alexandria he was the most eminent Catholic bishop, tirelessly fighting against the Arian heresy. On the stained glass window in Chartres, he is dressed in a green robe of the same color as the 'Old Child', because as 'Immortal' (Greek: 'A-thanatos') is an excellent prefiguration of the Paraclete who will renew everything with the Immortal Holy Virgin Mary they will destroy all heresies. Saint Antoni the Great of Egypt is called the Father of All Monks, but the saint Paul from Thebes as the First Hermit holds the palm of priority among anachoretes. Together with the Pauline order named after him, we return to Chartres. We will get there on foot with a group of thousands of pilgrims leaving Paris every year on the eve of Pentecost. What do Paulines have to do with it? 'Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae' was founded in Hungary in 1215 and thanks to the connections of monarchs he came to Poland around 1372 in the foundation in Częstochowa. Ten years later, Prince Władysław Opolczyk donated the famous Theotokos icon known today as Divine Mother of Czestochowa to the monastery, which over time became the national sign of the Poles and the monastery itself their spiritual capital, a specific stronghold of Catholicism and Polishness. The Order quickly spread throughout the country. In 1711, from the Pauline's Holy Spirit Church in Warsaw, the first pilgrimage on foot went to the sanctuary in Częstochowa in thanksgiving for stopping the plague epidemic. And so it has been continuously for 308 years: it sets off on the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 VIII) and after marching 240 km reaches the goal after 9 days on the eve of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 VIII). In the early 1980s, during the formation of the Solidarity movement, numerous groups of the French participated in this pilgrimage. Probably among them were the organizers of Pilgrimage of Christendom from Paris to Chartres. In Poland, they learned the know-how of the many-day march of tens of thousands of people with prayer and singing on their lips and transplanted it to the French ground. These Polish inspirations in the pilgrimage on foot were mentioned by Dom Gerard Calvet (+2008) in sermon delivered in Chartres in 1985, but he also expressed a desire that Notre-Dame de Chartres became our national (French) Częstochowa. The first Pilgrimage of Christendom set off from Notre-Dame de Paris on the eve of Pentecost on May 21, 1983 and after about 105 kilometers reached Notre-Dame de Chartres on May 23. In Poland that year (1983), the 600th anniversary of the Theotokos icon in Częstochowa was celebrated with the participation of Pope John Paul II. Polish know-how of crowd migration is one thing, and the spiritual foundation of the movement is the second: in the Pilgrimage of Christendom it is very French. At the head of the procession Our Lady of Holy Hope from Mesnil-Saint-Loup goes, a village in the department l'Aube. Although in this statue She received honor for a long time, it was only the parish priest, father Emmanuel (Ernest Andre, benedictine, +1903), during an audience with Pope Pio IX, he received the title of 'Our Lady of Holy Hope' on July 5, 1852. After returning to his parish father Emmanuel delayed proclaiming this joyful news until the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15): then all faithful burst into tears of repentance and joy. When they started asking for Madonna, one request prevailed: 'Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!' - us here and everyone at all. This invocation also seems to guide Pilgrimage of Christendom in France, where the Roman Catholic Church has been experiencing persecutions in various forms for over 200 years, but there is still a burning desire to restore Christianity to a universal dimension throughout the country. Dom Gerard described this noble goal as Christianity of Tomorrow and praise him for it. However, the Christendom of Tomorrow far exceeds the concept of a restaurant, for the restored Church will already take the form of the awaited, real Kingdom of God on earth, and France, as the Eldest Daughter, has a vital role to play in this passage. That is why the Pilgrimage of Christendom goes under the guidance of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Holy Hope? What is it and you may have to ask, perheps: Who is it? Blessed Pio IX gave this title on July 5, 1852, the day on which patron, as if from concealment, and now openly, was Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria (+July 5, 1539). He created in Milan (Italy) the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Decapitated) and Angelic Sisters of St. Paul (Converted). Because their first headquarter was the church of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, so the colloquial name 'Barnabits' clung to them. Thus, the title Our Lady of Holy Hope was accompanied in the background by Saint Barnabas himself, that is, the Son of Consolation, and this is one of the names of another Comforter, the Paraclete whom the Lord Jesus promised the Church before his departure to the Father. So, Our Lady of Holy Hope is Lady of the Paraclete. Father Emmanuel let celebrate Our Lady of Holy Hope for the first time only on August 15. Is it because it is a feast of Her triumph? Yes, but also because She is also the real Queen of Heavens: on that day (see the interactive map of the sky) the Holy Virgin (Venus) rested at the side of the Paraclete (Pollux in Gemini), while as the Divine Mother She immersed herself in the Sun (new Luna) and when we count the signs, the Virgin Mother was in the company of the Messenger-Fire (Mercury in Lion) the Emperor (Jupiter in Libra) from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries). This is the Holy Hope that our Lady and Queen bring to us. We have faith, we hope for God's love in the Kingdom of God and this is the calling of France and all Christianity after all. Pilgrimage of Christendom reaches Notre-Dame de Chartres on the second day of Pentecost, because we are talking about the second coming of the Holy Spirit in the visible form of the Paraclete, which will be tangible like the Lord Jesus when He was on the earth. Paraclete is not the Holy Spirit, but full of the Holy Spirit a Son of the Church (Roman Catholic). Just as obscure in the Old Testament was the announcement of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah, likewise in the New Testament - the prospect of revelation of the Paraclete is veiled! When the blessed Pius IX conferred the title 'Our Lady of Holy Hope', in Divinum Officium at matutinum (July 5, 1852) the cosmic Psalm 18 (19) 'Coeli enarrant' was read first, followed by 'Song for the Beloved' [Psalm 44 (45)] and from the Second Book of Kings [2 Sm 2, 1-4] about the anointing of David to the king - this is a perfect illustration and a summary of this long argument. There are many other significant events that make up the Pilgrimage of Christendom, that I will only mention the 220th anniversary of marriage (June 9, 1799) by Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourobon and Louis Antoine de Bourbon in exile in Mittawa, their 20-minute long reign on August 2, 1830 at Château de Rambouillet, or conflagration of the roof of Chartres cathedral in 1836, similar to the drama of Notre Dame de Paris in 2019, but if I described it all, would I find a sufficiently determined reader to digest it? June 4, 2019, feast of saint Francis Caracciolo, the eve of Beata Vergine dell'Aiuto (Bobbio), on the 183th anniversary of the last, 6th fire in Notre-Dame de Chartres (4 VI 1836) P.S. This year, the 37th Pilgrimage of Christendom sets off on June 8 from Saint Sulpicius with Our Lady of Sunday (apparition June 8, 1873), on the 120th anniversary of departure to the Lord Blessed Irma Maria of the Divine Heart (Maria Droste zu Vischering, 1899); Pentecost, June 9, celebrate with Nuestra Señora del Rocío (Our Lady of Dew, Almonte) and the Harp of the Holy Spirit (saint Ephrem the Syrian, +373); arrives to Chartres on June 10th with Notre Dame de Liesse (Our Lady of Joy) and Blessed Bogumił, the Archbishop of Gniezno and Hermit (+ 1182), on the eve of Our Lady of Mantara (Lebanon) and ... Saint Barnabas, The Son of Consolation and 120th anniversary of the consecration of the human race to the Most Holy Heart of Jesus by Pope Leo XIII (June 11, 1899) at the request of the blessed Irma Maria.
Miron on Sunday, 09 June 2019 04:13

Pilgrimage of Christendom, for the Fire and with the Fire
Chartres - Before the birth of Christ, there was a place of worship Virgine Partiturae 'the Virgin who is to give birth'. The first Catholic temple was erected by Bishop Aventine (or Adventinus) in the middle of the fourth century. A few centuries later, the Visigoths burned it. A second larger one was erected, which rightly deserved the name of the cathedral. On the third Sunday after the Pentecost, June 12, 858, the Danish Vikings destroyed it, probably with the use of fire. Bishop Gislebert rebuilt it in an even more magnificent form.
The year of the Lord 876 is memorable for Chartres because King Charles the Bald offered the cathedral Virgin Mary's 'Tunic' and crowds of pilgrims began to arrive in the city. This third temple was plundered by fire on August 5, 962 during the fights between the local princes - it happened on the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The then Bishop Harduin (50th in this see) died a few days later from distress.
The fourth cathedral was destroyed on 7/8 September 1020, on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a result of a lightning stroke, i.e. by fire. Bishop Fulbert (+1028) undertook a reconstruction in the Romanesque style and this fifth temple was consecrated by Bishop Thierry (+1048, Latin 'Theodoricus') on October 17, 1037 on the eve of St. Luke the Evangelist.
The fire, which destroyed the city of Chartres on 5 September 1134, bypassed the cathedral and - paradoxically - it made it possible to expand it. However, it was not 60 years ago, when on Friday, the second week after the Pentecost, on June 10, 1194, a catastrophic fire once again seized the city and the cathedral this time. Saving the most valuable relic, the 'Tunic' of the Virgin Mary, the monks hid together with the reliquary in the crypt of Saint Lubin and were found alive in the rubble only on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire. This time saint Lubin 'Wonderworker' (+14 March 557), did not stop the fire although he was known for this gift. Why?
As bishop of Chartres (544-557) he was extremly zealous: having set up 72 canons for the service of God in the cathedral, alone - for the sake of his flock - he often visited the diocese in the mystical company of his spiritual master Saint Avitus, Bishop of Vienne (+ 518), who often appeared to him and advised on how to manage the clergy and the faithful. Lubin's activity was accompanied by miracles: healing, freeing from possession, resurrecting a girl, changing the direction of the whirlwind that destroyed crops around the city, and finally extinguishing with the sign of the Cross a great fire that would devastate Paris (!). Why, then, did he let the cathedral of his own diocese burn down? Because of the greater glory of God!
The temple was burned, because the Divine Mother gave birth to the Fire that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the earth. The Virgine Partiturae (the statue) was in an underground crypt (sous-terre), like in a Bethlehem grotto, and as soon as she brought the Fire into the world, servants (monks) ran to Her with her own 'Tunic' taken from the burning Church so that She could cover the Child. She gave birth to Him next to the Saint Forts' well to show that He is both Fire and at the same time the source of Living Water. She brought forth Him in the crypt of Saint Lubin (= Beloved), because this is her beloved Son-Man. She brought forth Him on the eve to feast of Saint Barnabas, the 14th Apostle, for this is the Son of Encouragement, the Spirit of Truth, promised by the Lord Jesus the second Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete! The presence of this mystical assembly in the underground crypt was discovered on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire, when the cathedral was already in ruins - it was Saturday 11th (or Sunday, 12th June).
Now let's look at the map of the sky - now it's about the stars; do not panic, read Psalm 19 (18) 'Coeli enarrant' and go on, sometime you will understand - to place this event in God's plans for salvation. On that day the Divine Mother (Luna) left Capricorn (the constellation of the Prodigal Son) going to the meeting of the Holy Spirit (in the attribute of water - Neptune in Aquarius), while the Holy Virgin (Venus) was in close conjunction with the Great Eagle (Jupiter) in the constellation of St. Michael the Archangel (Taurus) next to the Messenger (Mercury = Fire, attribute of the Holy Spirit) and the Sun in conjunction with Uranus (sign of God the Father) in the feet of Castor (the sign of Jesus Christ) in the constellation Gemini, the Twins. At that time, Mars, the Lord Jesus' cursor, was in the Spike (Virgo constellation) with grain for the Eucharistic Bread for feeding a certain descendant of David (Saturn in Sagittarius under Scutum, or Sobieski's Shield). When we add men's signs (simple bills, but you have to have a key), it turns out that the Virgin Mother (Venus / Luna) was with Messenger the Fire (Mercury) that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the ground (Sun at Castor's feet). The bearer of this Fire is the Son-Man of the Apocalyptic Woman, Her spouse, briefly: the Paraclete.
The cathedral is the see of bishop, the Head of the Church. This coincidence at the birth of the Messenger-Fire in Chartres indicates that the Paraclete will be known at a time when the Roman Catholic church will be ruined spiritually to the point that it would seem that the visible head of the Church, the real vicar of Jesus Christ, not only lost his Apostolic See, but also he is not there at all.
Two towers, the western facade and several stained-glass windows survived from the June fire, including the most valuable 'Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière' (dated 1180). Bishop Renaud de Bar (+1217) initiated the reconstruction in the Gothic style. During the works, the Saint Forts Well was filled up, supposedly because of the excess of devotion connected with it, and we received thanks to this another illustration of scenes from the Apocalypse [Ap 12, 14]:
“And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
In desert it is difficult to get water, so the well has disappeared. And the 'two wings of the great eagle' on which She retreated to her place? It is Her Son-Man, Great Monarch (Jupiter) of the end times.
The construction works were extremely fast, because on October 24, 1260 Sunday (and the eve of the holy twins Crispin and Crispinian), the bishop Pierre de Mincy (+ 1275) in the presence of the Holy King Louis IX consecrated this new Marian cathedral, the sixth already temple in this place. Previous cathedrals, in particular the fifth one, were in Romanesque or Roman style, and the sixth in a new style, which contemporary architects from Italy scornfully called 'gothic', which in their opinion was to be synonymous with barbarism. However, this linguistic manner contains a prophetic idea: the last Church is no longer Roman, but Gothic, foreign to our imagination, unknown, completely different! Who wants to, check the slogan 'Goths' on Wikipedia - I will only mention that the largest concentration of this people was in the Vistula river valley, nevertheless the traces of their existence were fixed in toponyms and hydronyms throughout Europe.
The sixth, Gothic cathedral in Chartres exists to this day and to show its connection with the Messenger the Fire, we will look at the further turn of her fate and the sanctities she houses.
After the death of Henry III, King of Poland and the last king of France from the Haus of Valois, on August 2, 1589, the legitimate successor - according to the Salix law - became Henry III de Bourbon, then king of Navarre, who will be honored as the Henry IV by the Seine. During this period, there were religious wars in France between Catholics and Huguenots, or Protestants in a specific national version, and there was a significant obstacle to the throne: King Henry IV, baptized in the Catholic church, was brought up by his mother to a Huguenot and continued in this heresy as mature man. He wanted to fight the way to Paris with a sword. April 19, 1591 he captures Chartres - born in Pau in the lower course of Gave de Pau, the same river that washes the Massabielle rock in Lourdes, he, as a prodigal son struck to the gates of the cathedral of the famous Virgine Partiturae, to the gates of the family Catholic home that had left still in his youth. Could God's Mother not show favor to the lost child who came back and wants to be accepted into the family again? And the miracle happened: On Saturday before White Sunday AD 1592 (April 4), King Henry IV renounces the heresy of Protestantism and proceeds to the teaching of the Catholic religion. On feast day of Saint James the Apostle (July 25) the following year, 1593, after a solid preparation, he made the Catholic confession in Saint-Denis. It would seem that the obstacle has already been removed, but the army of the Holy League (Catholic), hostile against this ex-Huguenot, still occupied Reims, where the French monarchs traditionally used to be anointed. In this situation, the coronation of King Henry IV de Bourbon took place on the first Sunday of Lent AD1594 (February 27) in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres, where he was settled as a converted prodigal son. Only now has the road opened to him to the capital city of Paris. Why?
Let's look at the map of the sky: That day the Holy Virgin (Venus) was with the Roman Eagle (Jupiter) and the Messenger-Fire (Mercury) in the constellation of the Prodigal Son (Capricorn), while the Divine Mother (Luna) wandered with Saint Michael the Archangel (Taurus), but effectively the Virgin Mother was with the Messenger-Fire because King Henry IV is the prefiguration of a converted prodigal Son, the Great Monarch of the last times and the King of France, whose birth will be proclaimed - by the Blessed Virgin herself - in 1858 in the porphyry grotto of Lourdes on the same river that run through the city of Pau, where the first Bourbon as ruler of France was born.
Henry IV in the memory of the Roman Catholic church will also remain as the king, through whom the monarchs of France have the exclusive title 'The first and only honorary canon' of the chapter of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, since he confirmed (September 22, 1604) the title of this institution to the prebend of the abbey Clairac in Aquitaine. In the act of gratitude, the chapter set him a monument inside the Basilica, and also committed to celebrate the annual Holy Mass for the good of the Gauls on December 13, that is, on the birthday of this royal benefactor. It must be remembered that as the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, this basilica has a special name: 'Mother and Head of all the Churches of the City and the World'. This title also describes the mutual relationship between the Apocalyptic Woman and her Son-Man - they are a mystical marriage - and their role in the last times.
And although the grateful Franch nation gave King Henry IV the title 'the Good' and even 'the Great', praised him in songs (one of them, 'Vive le roi Henri', became the hymn of the French monarchy), but he was not the Messanger-Fire. He died tragically, stabbed by a fanatic on the street on May 14, 1610, on Friday the fourth week after the Octave of the Resurrection. That is why on Lateran every December 13th a holy mass is still celebrated for France until the Fire come to the Gauls - announced by Lucia, the Holy Virgin - the Great Monarch of the last times.
Let us now look at the foreground Marian sanctity worshiped in Chartres. The cult of 'Virgine Partiturae' was formed among the local people, Carnutes, before the birth of Christ. According to the local pious legend, which is too nice not to be true, one can guess that along with the Romans conquering these lands (and the Jews who roam around them) came the prophecy of Isaiah [Iz 7, 14] about the Virgin who would conceive and give birth to the Son. "For from time immemorial, in every city there are people who read Moses every Sabbath and lecture him in synagogues" [Acts 15, 21]. Should they miss in the famous Galo-Romanic Autricum (Carnutum), i.e. Chartres? This prophecy made such a great impression on the Carnutes people that they made a sculpture of the Virgin with the Son (in the type referred as the 'Sedes Sapientia') and transferred to Her the honor they had earlier for the heathen goddess of fertility. Christians have already appeared here perhaps even in the first century after the birth of Christ and naturally incorporated the figure of the Virgin Mother into the worship of the true Mother of God Mary. In this light, the choice of this place and this cathedral, with its ancient devotion to the Mother of God, as the depositary of the royal donation of the Blessed Virgin's 'Tunic' is fully understood.
When in 1712, during the reign of King Louis XIV, the contents of the famous Marian reliquary were inspected at Chartres, it turned out that the part of the garment displayed in it was not a tunic but a band of silk fabric - 5,35 m long and 46 cm wide. In connection with this discovery, they began to call this relic 'Veil of the Virgin'. Due to the importance of this event, it can be assumed that the reliquary was opened in the presence of the Sun King. Remembering that the kings of France bear the honorable name 'The Eldest Son of the Church', the prophetic character of this scene is clear: the Blessed Virgin took the child out of the veil as if to say, "Look! Here is my eldest Son and my Man, my Sun-Fire, my Head, and your King of the God's Kingdom, the promised Paraclete. " Because in the meantime (in the 16th century), the ancient Saint Forts well, 33.5 m deep, was dug out, so both attributes of Paraclete, the Fire and the Water were revealed.
In 1793, during the revolution, the 'Veil' was cut into pieces, as if the sacrilegious ones wanted to reveal the Person covered with this robe, and ... to prepare a garment for a prodigal son. As a result of these activities, the cathedral had a piece of fabric just over 2 m length - something like a short religious scapular.
The 'Veil', though in pieces, survived the anti-Catholic turmoil of the late eighteenth century, contrary to the aforementioned statue of Virgine Partiturae / Notre-Dame sous-terre: revolutionaries burned it on December 20, 1793, when they organized a "temple of reason" in the Chartres' cathedral. Even with a deficit of reason, people can prophesy with their deeds, although they do not know about it: Thanks to their activity on this December's day, the Virgine Partiturae, the real Sedes Sapientiae, joined with her chosen Son burning with the one Fire! If these poor fools were not bothered by the brazen profanation they had committed, they might see in the firmament that the Divine Mother (Luna) in the Gate of Heaven (Constellation Crab) as the Virgin (Venus in the constellation Ophiuchus) is to give birth to the Son, her Spouse from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries), with whom, as the Great Monarch (Jupiter in Serpentarius / Ophiuchus), She will trample the head of the Old Serpent reaching for the Crown of the North (Corona Borealis), the crown of the God's Kingdom. They would have seen the portent of this Fire, which our Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw to the earth (Sun in Sagittarius with Sobieski's Shield), and that He (the Fire) comes from the prodigal sons of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church, so that explains why Venus was in conjunction with Antares ('Heart of the Converted' 'in the Scorpio constellation), the star of the Second Lamb (Ant-Aries), this other Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete. The Apocalyptic Virgin and the Paraclete are one and the same Fire - I think this explains the meaning of the bonfire before the Chartres' cathedral, on Friday, 5 days before Christmas AD1793. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the statue of 'Notre Dame sous terre' was replaced with a polychrome replica, and this in turn, even more recent one in 1975, as if to portend the closeness of the time of revelation of the One who comes, the Paraclete.
The eruptions of barbarism did not destroy Notre-Dame de Pillar - a spectacular sculpture from the beginning of the 16th century made of gilded pear wood. The Blessed Virgin is the most perfect expression of femininity, and here She has a pear in her hand and this way of exposure ... on the column. Worshiped in the cathedral (not in the underground crypt) the statue was on May 31, 1855 solemnly crowned on behalf of the Pope blessed Pius IX. It was Thursday, the 5th day of the octave of Pentecost. The image of the heavens above allows us to draw an unambiguous conclusion: the Virgin Mother (Venus '2' / Luna '13') was on that day with a whole set of planets with an effective value of '9', i.e. Of the Holy Spirit, which She is full of, so we have a total of '1' and '5', the same as Mercury and Jupiter. Clarification now: Venus rested high (above the ecliptic) on Pollux's breast, and Luna (full) on Antares, the heart of the converted prodigal Son and Her spouse, the Slayer of the ancient Serpent, the Eagle (Jupiter in Aquarius) carrying the water and Messenger-Fire (Mercury at the foot of Castor), which the Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw on the earth. For the fullness of the image: the Sun roasted in the Hyades constellation with their residuum 'I' + 'V'. The legate of the Blessed Pius IX crowned on that day at Chartres the Paraclete and the Woman Clothed in the Sun, the royal Couple of end times.
The famous stained glass window Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere was built around 1180 in the fifth Romanesque temple. It survived the conflagration AD1194 and after the construction of the new Gothic cathedral, the sixth in turn, it was moved to the southeast wall near the transept. Therefore, this beautiful window with the Most Beautiful Lady expresses the continuity and at the same time the transition of the Church from the Romanesque to the Gothic form, the order unknown and difficult to accept by Catholics. When the ancient (statue) Sedes Sapientiae covers the darkness of the underground crypt and you must have a source of light to see it, the stained-glass Seat of Wisdom is wallowing in the sun light. And although the pilgrims admire Her for generations in the church (Roman Catholic), has anyone discovered the prophetic message of this masterpiece? Let us look at it: On the right hand of the Virgin, we will see scenes from her life and a panel with the zodiac signs next to Her: not without reason we call Her the Queen of Heavens, so constellations and rotations of celestial bodies in their annual cycle. And what an artistic freedom: at the base the Roman deity Janus, identified with Jupiter, known under many names and nicknames - the Opening, Closing, Key (do not you hear words from Isaiah [22, 22] in this place: "I will put the key of the house of David on his arm, when he opens, no one will close, when he closes, no one will open "... words repeated to the angel of the church in Philadelphia [Ap 3, 7b]: “These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth.” Are these not the prerogatives of the Paraclete announced by the Lord Jesus? Was not the first king of Christian' Gaul named Clovis sounding like the Latin Clavis - the Key? Is Divine Providence hiding the David's Key in Gaul-France?
And one more name for Janus: Father of Dawn - do not we call the Virgin Mary, Aurora?! As a Apocalyptic Woman with the Paraclete, Her spouse, are not the Father and Mother of this difficult to imagine new (Gothic) Church identical with the Kingdom of God on earth?! Is not the Paraclete the guardian of the beginning and the passage, the One who sees the past and the future: [Jn 14, 26] "And the Comforter, ... he will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you", thus fulfilling a role similar to the one attributed to the mythical Janus? At the top of the “zodiacal” window Jesus Christ the Pantocrator is found, and at his feet the Prodigal Son in his sign of Capricorn. We passed this stellar calendar from Janus, identifying him as the prefiguration of the Paraclete, to Jesus Pantocrator, from January to December, but naturally these months adhere to each other as brothers - and indeed: Jesus Christ and the Paraclete are even twins.
The most prominent figures in the described group of stained glass windows are the Holy Virgin with the Boy in an iconographic type known as 'Sedes Sapientiae' - 'Seat of Wisdom'. The Holy Virgin is the personification of the Divine Wisdom, but it is also called the Throne of Solomon. Because Hebrew word 'Solomon' means 'Peace', so this Boy-Old Child is called 'Peace'. Now let's hear Micah, because he also prophesies about this duet from Chartres [Mi 5, 3-5a]: “Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth. And this man shall be our peace”...
The heroes of this fragment of the Bible are worshiped in Chartres from time immemorial: 'Virgin Partiturae' and the 'Peace' borne by Her, previously identified as the Apocalyptic Woman and Her Son-Man, the Paraclete. Let's look into the open book that the Boy-Old Child is holding with his left hand. We read in it the biblical passus: “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.” This is the fourth verse from chapter 40 of Isaiah that begins the so-called 'Book of Consolation'. And just as Jesus Christ came into the world as the First Comforter, the Paraclete comes as the Second Comforter. As Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary , so the Paraclete, his twin brother, is born of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church. The revelation of the Second Comforter will be synonymous with the appearance of the Sons of God: the plural begins with 2, the second one is the Paraclete. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (+1153), pilgrim to the 5th Chartres Cathedral, had a premonition of this course of the history of salvation when in the 5th Advent's Sermon he spoke about the Lord's third indirect coming: “If you keep the word of God in this way, it will also keep you. The Son with the Father will come to you. The great Prophet who will build the new Jerusalem will come, the one who makes all things new. This coming will fulfill what is written: As we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly man. Just as Adam’s sin spread through all mankind and took hold of all, so Christ, who created and redeemed all, will glorify all, once he takes possession of all.” This 'great prophet' will do everything new! Heavenly-Renovator! This is the sweetest secret of the Virgin Partiturae and Paraclete-Peace for which She is the throne. From the dark, empty crypt 'sous-terre' of the 5th Romanesque cathedral 'Sedes Sapientiae' has already passed into the luminous space of 'la Belle Verriere' in the 6th temple - a new, gothic, infinite, bathed in the Sun.
On the left hand of Seat of Wisdom, we see episodes from the life of Saint Anthony the Hermit (+ AD356), but also Saint Paul of Thebes (+ AD341), whom the first one visited in the desert shortly before the death of the second. In the upper stained glass panels, we see a raven that brings them whole bread (Paul got a half loaf daily from the crow), how they jointly celebrate Eucharist and how, after parting, Paul dies, and Anthony with the help of two lions entombes his body. Then he passes sheep's skin to his disciple Athanasius and dies. Saint Athanasius (+ AD373) is a figure often invoked during current tribulations of the Church, because as Patriarch (25th Pope) of Alexandria he was the most eminent Catholic bishop, tirelessly fighting against the Arian heresy. On the stained glass window in Chartres, he is dressed in a green robe of the same color as the 'Old Child', because as 'Immortal' (Greek: 'A-thanatos') is an excellent prefiguration of the Paraclete who will renew everything with the Immortal Holy Virgin Mary they will destroy all heresies.
Saint Antoni the Great of Egypt is called the Father of All Monks, but the saint Paul from Thebes as the First Hermit holds the palm of priority among anachoretes. Together with the Pauline order named after him, we return to Chartres. We will get there on foot with a group of thousands of pilgrims leaving Paris every year on the eve of Pentecost. What do Paulines have to do with it? 'Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae' was founded in Hungary in 1215 and thanks to the connections of monarchs he came to Poland around 1372 in the foundation in Częstochowa. Ten years later, Prince Władysław Opolczyk donated the famous Theotokos icon known today as Divine Mother of Czestochowa to the monastery, which over time became the national sign of the Poles and the monastery itself their spiritual capital, a specific stronghold of Catholicism and Polishness. The Order quickly spread throughout the country. In 1711, from the Pauline's Holy Spirit Church in Warsaw, the first pilgrimage on foot went to the sanctuary in Częstochowa in thanksgiving for stopping the plague epidemic. And so it has been continuously for 308 years: it sets off on the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 VIII) and after marching 240 km reaches the goal after 9 days on the eve of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 VIII). In the early 1980s, during the formation of the Solidarity movement, numerous groups of the French participated in this pilgrimage. Probably among them were the organizers of Pilgrimage of Christendom from Paris to Chartres. In Poland, they learned the know-how of the many-day march of tens of thousands of people with prayer and singing on their lips and transplanted it to the French ground. These Polish inspirations in the pilgrimage on foot were mentioned by Dom Gerard Calvet (+2008) in sermon delivered in Chartres in 1985, but he also expressed a desire that Notre-Dame de Chartres became our national (French) Częstochowa. The first Pilgrimage of Christendom set off from Notre-Dame de Paris on the eve of Pentecost on May 21, 1983 and after about 105 kilometers reached Notre-Dame de Chartres on May 23. In Poland that year (1983), the 600th anniversary of the Theotokos icon in Częstochowa was celebrated with the participation of Pope John Paul II.
Polish know-how of crowd migration is one thing, and the spiritual foundation of the movement is the second: in the Pilgrimage of Christendom it is very French. At the head of the procession Our Lady of Holy Hope from Mesnil-Saint-Loup goes, a village in the department l'Aube. Although in this statue She received honor for a long time, it was only the parish priest, father Emmanuel (Ernest Andre, benedictine, +1903), during an audience with Pope Pio IX, he received the title of 'Our Lady of Holy Hope' on July 5, 1852. After returning to his parish father Emmanuel delayed proclaiming this joyful news until the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15): then all faithful burst into tears of repentance and joy. When they started asking for Madonna, one request prevailed: 'Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!' - us here and everyone at all. This invocation also seems to guide Pilgrimage of Christendom in France, where the Roman Catholic Church has been experiencing persecutions in various forms for over 200 years, but there is still a burning desire to restore Christianity to a universal dimension throughout the country.
Dom Gerard described this noble goal as Christianity of Tomorrow and praise him for it. However, the Christendom of Tomorrow far exceeds the concept of a restaurant, for the restored Church will already take the form of the awaited, real Kingdom of God on earth, and France, as the Eldest Daughter, has a vital role to play in this passage. That is why the Pilgrimage of Christendom goes under the guidance of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Holy Hope? What is it and you may have to ask, perheps: Who is it? Blessed Pio IX gave this title on July 5, 1852, the day on which patron, as if from concealment, and now openly, was Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria (+July 5, 1539). He created in Milan (Italy) the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Decapitated) and Angelic Sisters of St. Paul (Converted). Because their first headquarter was the church of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, so the colloquial name 'Barnabits' clung to them. Thus, the title Our Lady of Holy Hope was accompanied in the background by Saint Barnabas himself, that is, the Son of Consolation, and this is one of the names of another Comforter, the Paraclete whom the Lord Jesus promised the Church before his departure to the Father. So, Our Lady of Holy Hope is Lady of the Paraclete.
Father Emmanuel let celebrate Our Lady of Holy Hope for the first time only on August 15. Is it because it is a feast of Her triumph? Yes, but also because She is also the real Queen of Heavens: on that day (see the interactive map of the sky) the Holy Virgin (Venus) rested at the side of the Paraclete (Pollux in Gemini), while as the Divine Mother She immersed herself in the Sun (new Luna) and when we count the signs, the Virgin Mother was in the company of the Messenger-Fire (Mercury in Lion) the Emperor (Jupiter in Libra) from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries). This is the Holy Hope that our Lady and Queen bring to us. We have faith, we hope for God's love in the Kingdom of God and this is the calling of France and all Christianity after all.
Pilgrimage of Christendom reaches Notre-Dame de Chartres on the second day of Pentecost, because we are talking about the second coming of the Holy Spirit in the visible form of the Paraclete, which will be tangible like the Lord Jesus when He was on the earth. Paraclete is not the Holy Spirit, but full of the Holy Spirit a Son of the Church (Roman Catholic). Just as obscure in the Old Testament was the announcement of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah, likewise in the New Testament - the prospect of revelation of the Paraclete is veiled!
When the blessed Pius IX conferred the title 'Our Lady of Holy Hope', in Divinum Officium at matutinum (July 5, 1852) the cosmic Psalm 18 (19) 'Coeli enarrant' was read first, followed by 'Song for the Beloved' [Psalm 44 (45)] and from the Second Book of Kings [2 Sm 2, 1-4] about the anointing of David to the king - this is a perfect illustration and a summary of this long argument. There are many other significant events that make up the Pilgrimage of Christendom, that I will only mention the 220th anniversary of marriage (June 9, 1799) by Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourobon and Louis Antoine de Bourbon in exile in Mittawa, their 20-minute long reign on August 2, 1830 at Château de Rambouillet, or conflagration of the roof of Chartres cathedral in 1836, similar to the drama of Notre Dame de Paris in 2019, but if I described it all, would I find a sufficiently determined reader to digest it?

June 4, 2019, feast of saint Francis Caracciolo, the eve of Beata Vergine dell'Aiuto (Bobbio), on the 183th anniversary of the last, 6th fire in Notre-Dame de Chartres (4 VI 1836)
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This year, the 37th Pilgrimage of Christendom sets off on June 8 from Saint Sulpicius with Our Lady of Sunday (apparition June 8, 1873), on the 120th anniversary of departure to the Lord Blessed Irma Maria of the Divine Heart (Maria Droste zu Vischering, 1899); Pentecost, June 9, celebrate with Nuestra Señora del Rocío (Our Lady of Dew, Almonte) and the Harp of the Holy Spirit (saint Ephrem the Syrian, +373); arrives to Chartres on June 10th with Notre Dame de Liesse (Our Lady of Joy) and Blessed Bogumił, the Archbishop of Gniezno and Hermit (+ 1182), on the eve of Our Lady of Mantara (Lebanon) and ... Saint Barnabas, The Son of Consolation and 120th anniversary of the consecration of the human race to the Most Holy Heart of Jesus by Pope Leo XIII (June 11, 1899) at the request of the blessed Irma Maria.

Pilgrimage of Christendom, for the Fire and with the Fire Chartres - Before the birth of Christ, there was a place of worship Virgine Partiturae 'the Virgin who is to give birth'. The first Catholic temple was erected by Bishop Aventine (or Adventinus) in the middle of the fourth century. A few centuries later, the Visigoths burned it. A second larger one was erected, which rightly deserved the name of the cathedral. On the third Sunday after the Pentecost, June 12, 858, the Danish Vikings destroyed it, probably with the use of fire. Bishop Gislebert rebuilt it in an even more magnificent form. The year of the Lord 876 is memorable for Chartres because King Charles the Bald offered the cathedral Virgin Mary's 'Tunic' and crowds of pilgrims began to arrive in the city. This third temple was plundered by fire on August 5, 962 during the fights between the local princes - it happened on the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The then Bishop Harduin (50th in this see) died a few days later from distress. The fourth cathedral was destroyed on 7/8 September 1020, on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a result of a lightning stroke, i.e. by fire. Bishop Fulbert (+1028) undertook a reconstruction in the Romanesque style and this fifth temple was consecrated by Bishop Thierry (+1048, Latin 'Theodoricus') on October 17, 1037 on the eve of St. Luke the Evangelist. The fire, which destroyed the city of Chartres on 5 September 1134, bypassed the cathedral and - paradoxically - it made it possible to expand it. However, it was not 60 years ago, when on Friday, the second week after the Pentecost, on June 10, 1194, a catastrophic fire once again seized the city and the cathedral this time. Saving the most valuable relic, the 'Tunic' of the Virgin Mary, the monks hid together with the reliquary in the crypt of Saint Lubin and were found alive in the rubble only on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire. This time saint Lubin 'Wonderworker' (+14 March 557), did not stop the fire although he was known for this gift. Why? As bishop of Chartres (544-557) he was extremly zealous: having set up 72 canons for the service of God in the cathedral, alone - for the sake of his flock - he often visited the diocese in the mystical company of his spiritual master Saint Avitus, Bishop of Vienne (+ 518), who often appeared to him and advised on how to manage the clergy and the faithful. Lubin's activity was accompanied by miracles: healing, freeing from possession, resurrecting a girl, changing the direction of the whirlwind that destroyed crops around the city, and finally extinguishing with the sign of the Cross a great fire that would devastate Paris (!). Why, then, did he let the cathedral of his own diocese burn down? Because of the greater glory of God! The temple was burned, because the Divine Mother gave birth to the Fire that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the earth. The Virgine Partiturae (the statue) was in an underground crypt (sous-terre), like in a Bethlehem grotto, and as soon as she brought the Fire into the world, servants (monks) ran to Her with her own 'Tunic' taken from the burning Church so that She could cover the Child. She gave birth to Him next to the Saint Forts' well to show that He is both Fire and at the same time the source of Living Water. She brought forth Him in the crypt of Saint Lubin (= Beloved), because this is her beloved Son-Man. She brought forth Him on the eve to feast of Saint Barnabas, the 14th Apostle, for this is the Son of Encouragement, the Spirit of Truth, promised by the Lord Jesus the second Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete! The presence of this mystical assembly in the underground crypt was discovered on the second (or third) day after the outbreak of the fire, when the cathedral was already in ruins - it was Saturday 11th (or Sunday, 12th June). Now let's look at the map of the sky - now it's about the stars; do not panic, read Psalm 19 (18) 'Coeli enarrant' and go on, sometime you will understand - to place this event in God's plans for salvation. On that day the Divine Mother (Luna) left Capricorn (the constellation of the Prodigal Son) going to the meeting of the Holy Spirit (in the attribute of water - Neptune in Aquarius), while the Holy Virgin (Venus) was in close conjunction with the Great Eagle (Jupiter) in the constellation of St. Michael the Archangel (Taurus) next to the Messenger (Mercury = Fire, attribute of the Holy Spirit) and the Sun in conjunction with Uranus (sign of God the Father) in the feet of Castor (the sign of Jesus Christ) in the constellation Gemini, the Twins. At that time, Mars, the Lord Jesus' cursor, was in the Spike (Virgo constellation) with grain for the Eucharistic Bread for feeding a certain descendant of David (Saturn in Sagittarius under Scutum, or Sobieski's Shield). When we add men's signs (simple bills, but you have to have a key), it turns out that the Virgin Mother (Venus / Luna) was with Messenger the Fire (Mercury) that the Lord Jesus wanted to throw on the ground (Sun at Castor's feet). The bearer of this Fire is the Son-Man of the Apocalyptic Woman, Her spouse, briefly: the Paraclete. The cathedral is the see of bishop, the Head of the Church. This coincidence at the birth of the Messenger-Fire in Chartres indicates that the Paraclete will be known at a time when the Roman Catholic church will be ruined spiritually to the point that it would seem that the visible head of the Church, the real vicar of Jesus Christ, not only lost his Apostolic See, but also he is not there at all. Two towers, the western facade and several stained-glass windows survived from the June fire, including the most valuable 'Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière' (dated 1180). Bishop Renaud de Bar (+1217) initiated the reconstruction in the Gothic style. During the works, the Saint Forts Well was filled up, supposedly because of the excess of devotion connected with it, and we received thanks to this another illustration of scenes from the Apocalypse [Ap 12, 14]: “And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” In desert it is difficult to get water, so the well has disappeared. And the 'two wings of the great eagle' on which She retreated to her place? It is Her Son-Man, Great Monarch (Jupiter) of the end times. The construction works were extremely fast, because on October 24, 1260 Sunday (and the eve of the holy twins Crispin and Crispinian), the bishop Pierre de Mincy (+ 1275) in the presence of the Holy King Louis IX consecrated this new Marian cathedral, the sixth already temple in this place. Previous cathedrals, in particular the fifth one, were in Romanesque or Roman style, and the sixth in a new style, which contemporary architects from Italy scornfully called 'gothic', which in their opinion was to be synonymous with barbarism. However, this linguistic manner contains a prophetic idea: the last Church is no longer Roman, but Gothic, foreign to our imagination, unknown, completely different! Who wants to, check the slogan 'Goths' on Wikipedia - I will only mention that the largest concentration of this people was in the Vistula river valley, nevertheless the traces of their existence were fixed in toponyms and hydronyms throughout Europe. The sixth, Gothic cathedral in Chartres exists to this day and to show its connection with the Messenger the Fire, we will look at the further turn of her fate and the sanctities she houses. After the death of Henry III, King of Poland and the last king of France from the Haus of Valois, on August 2, 1589, the legitimate successor - according to the Salix law - became Henry III de Bourbon, then king of Navarre, who will be honored as the Henry IV by the Seine. During this period, there were religious wars in France between Catholics and Huguenots, or Protestants in a specific national version, and there was a significant obstacle to the throne: King Henry IV, baptized in the Catholic church, was brought up by his mother to a Huguenot and continued in this heresy as mature man. He wanted to fight the way to Paris with a sword. April 19, 1591 he captures Chartres - born in Pau in the lower course of Gave de Pau, the same river that washes the Massabielle rock in Lourdes, he, as a prodigal son struck to the gates of the cathedral of the famous Virgine Partiturae, to the gates of the family Catholic home that had left still in his youth. Could God's Mother not show favor to the lost child who came back and wants to be accepted into the family again? And the miracle happened: On Saturday before White Sunday AD 1592 (April 4), King Henry IV renounces the heresy of Protestantism and proceeds to the teaching of the Catholic religion. On feast day of Saint James the Apostle (July 25) the following year, 1593, after a solid preparation, he made the Catholic confession in Saint-Denis. It would seem that the obstacle has already been removed, but the army of the Holy League (Catholic), hostile against this ex-Huguenot, still occupied Reims, where the French monarchs traditionally used to be anointed. In this situation, the coronation of King Henry IV de Bourbon took place on the first Sunday of Lent AD1594 (February 27) in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres, where he was settled as a converted prodigal son. Only now has the road opened to him to the capital city of Paris. Why? Let's look at the map of the sky: That day the Holy Virgin (Venus) was with the Roman Eagle (Jupiter) and the Messenger-Fire (Mercury) in the constellation of the Prodigal Son (Capricorn), while the Divine Mother (Luna) wandered with Saint Michael the Archangel (Taurus), but effectively the Virgin Mother was with the Messenger-Fire because King Henry IV is the prefiguration of a converted prodigal Son, the Great Monarch of the last times and the King of France, whose birth will be proclaimed - by the Blessed Virgin herself - in 1858 in the porphyry grotto of Lourdes on the same river that run through the city of Pau, where the first Bourbon as ruler of France was born. Henry IV in the memory of the Roman Catholic church will also remain as the king, through whom the monarchs of France have the exclusive title 'The first and only honorary canon' of the chapter of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, since he confirmed (September 22, 1604) the title of this institution to the prebend of the abbey Clairac in Aquitaine. In the act of gratitude, the chapter set him a monument inside the Basilica, and also committed to celebrate the annual Holy Mass for the good of the Gauls on December 13, that is, on the birthday of this royal benefactor. It must be remembered that as the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, this basilica has a special name: 'Mother and Head of all the Churches of the City and the World'. This title also describes the mutual relationship between the Apocalyptic Woman and her Son-Man - they are a mystical marriage - and their role in the last times. And although the grateful Franch nation gave King Henry IV the title 'the Good' and even 'the Great', praised him in songs (one of them, 'Vive le roi Henri', became the hymn of the French monarchy), but he was not the Messanger-Fire. He died tragically, stabbed by a fanatic on the street on May 14, 1610, on Friday the fourth week after the Octave of the Resurrection. That is why on Lateran every December 13th a holy mass is still celebrated for France until the Fire come to the Gauls - announced by Lucia, the Holy Virgin - the Great Monarch of the last times. Let us now look at the foreground Marian sanctity worshiped in Chartres. The cult of 'Virgine Partiturae' was formed among the local people, Carnutes, before the birth of Christ. According to the local pious legend, which is too nice not to be true, one can guess that along with the Romans conquering these lands (and the Jews who roam around them) came the prophecy of Isaiah [Iz 7, 14] about the Virgin who would conceive and give birth to the Son. "For from time immemorial, in every city there are people who read Moses every Sabbath and lecture him in synagogues" [Acts 15, 21]. Should they miss in the famous Galo-Romanic Autricum (Carnutum), i.e. Chartres? This prophecy made such a great impression on the Carnutes people that they made a sculpture of the Virgin with the Son (in the type referred as the 'Sedes Sapientia') and transferred to Her the honor they had earlier for the heathen goddess of fertility. Christians have already appeared here perhaps even in the first century after the birth of Christ and naturally incorporated the figure of the Virgin Mother into the worship of the true Mother of God Mary. In this light, the choice of this place and this cathedral, with its ancient devotion to the Mother of God, as the depositary of the royal donation of the Blessed Virgin's 'Tunic' is fully understood. When in 1712, during the reign of King Louis XIV, the contents of the famous Marian reliquary were inspected at Chartres, it turned out that the part of the garment displayed in it was not a tunic but a band of silk fabric - 5,35 m long and 46 cm wide. In connection with this discovery, they began to call this relic 'Veil of the Virgin'. Due to the importance of this event, it can be assumed that the reliquary was opened in the presence of the Sun King. Remembering that the kings of France bear the honorable name 'The Eldest Son of the Church', the prophetic character of this scene is clear: the Blessed Virgin took the child out of the veil as if to say, "Look! Here is my eldest Son and my Man, my Sun-Fire, my Head, and your King of the God's Kingdom, the promised Paraclete. " Because in the meantime (in the 16th century), the ancient Saint Forts well, 33.5 m deep, was dug out, so both attributes of Paraclete, the Fire and the Water were revealed. In 1793, during the revolution, the 'Veil' was cut into pieces, as if the sacrilegious ones wanted to reveal the Person covered with this robe, and ... to prepare a garment for a prodigal son. As a result of these activities, the cathedral had a piece of fabric just over 2 m length - something like a short religious scapular. The 'Veil', though in pieces, survived the anti-Catholic turmoil of the late eighteenth century, contrary to the aforementioned statue of Virgine Partiturae / Notre-Dame sous-terre: revolutionaries burned it on December 20, 1793, when they organized a "temple of reason" in the Chartres' cathedral. Even with a deficit of reason, people can prophesy with their deeds, although they do not know about it: Thanks to their activity on this December's day, the Virgine Partiturae, the real Sedes Sapientiae, joined with her chosen Son burning with the one Fire! If these poor fools were not bothered by the brazen profanation they had committed, they might see in the firmament that the Divine Mother (Luna) in the Gate of Heaven (Constellation Crab) as the Virgin (Venus in the constellation Ophiuchus) is to give birth to the Son, her Spouse from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries), with whom, as the Great Monarch (Jupiter in Serpentarius / Ophiuchus), She will trample the head of the Old Serpent reaching for the Crown of the North (Corona Borealis), the crown of the God's Kingdom. They would have seen the portent of this Fire, which our Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw to the earth (Sun in Sagittarius with Sobieski's Shield), and that He (the Fire) comes from the prodigal sons of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church, so that explains why Venus was in conjunction with Antares ('Heart of the Converted' 'in the Scorpio constellation), the star of the Second Lamb (Ant-Aries), this other Comforter, briefly: the Paraclete. The Apocalyptic Virgin and the Paraclete are one and the same Fire - I think this explains the meaning of the bonfire before the Chartres' cathedral, on Friday, 5 days before Christmas AD1793. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the statue of 'Notre Dame sous terre' was replaced with a polychrome replica, and this in turn, even more recent one in 1975, as if to portend the closeness of the time of revelation of the One who comes, the Paraclete. The eruptions of barbarism did not destroy Notre-Dame de Pillar - a spectacular sculpture from the beginning of the 16th century made of gilded pear wood. The Blessed Virgin is the most perfect expression of femininity, and here She has a pear in her hand and this way of exposure ... on the column. Worshiped in the cathedral (not in the underground crypt) the statue was on May 31, 1855 solemnly crowned on behalf of the Pope blessed Pius IX. It was Thursday, the 5th day of the octave of Pentecost. The image of the heavens above allows us to draw an unambiguous conclusion: the Virgin Mother (Venus '2' / Luna '13') was on that day with a whole set of planets with an effective value of '9', i.e. Of the Holy Spirit, which She is full of, so we have a total of '1' and '5', the same as Mercury and Jupiter. Clarification now: Venus rested high (above the ecliptic) on Pollux's breast, and Luna (full) on Antares, the heart of the converted prodigal Son and Her spouse, the Slayer of the ancient Serpent, the Eagle (Jupiter in Aquarius) carrying the water and Messenger-Fire (Mercury at the foot of Castor), which the Lord Jesus Christ wanted to throw on the earth. For the fullness of the image: the Sun roasted in the Hyades constellation with their residuum 'I' + 'V'. The legate of the Blessed Pius IX crowned on that day at Chartres the Paraclete and the Woman Clothed in the Sun, the royal Couple of end times. The famous stained glass window Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere was built around 1180 in the fifth Romanesque temple. It survived the conflagration AD1194 and after the construction of the new Gothic cathedral, the sixth in turn, it was moved to the southeast wall near the transept. Therefore, this beautiful window with the Most Beautiful Lady expresses the continuity and at the same time the transition of the Church from the Romanesque to the Gothic form, the order unknown and difficult to accept by Catholics. When the ancient (statue) Sedes Sapientiae covers the darkness of the underground crypt and you must have a source of light to see it, the stained-glass Seat of Wisdom is wallowing in the sun light. And although the pilgrims admire Her for generations in the church (Roman Catholic), has anyone discovered the prophetic message of this masterpiece? Let us look at it: On the right hand of the Virgin, we will see scenes from her life and a panel with the zodiac signs next to Her: not without reason we call Her the Queen of Heavens, so constellations and rotations of celestial bodies in their annual cycle. And what an artistic freedom: at the base the Roman deity Janus, identified with Jupiter, known under many names and nicknames - the Opening, Closing, Key (do not you hear words from Isaiah [22, 22] in this place: "I will put the key of the house of David on his arm, when he opens, no one will close, when he closes, no one will open "... words repeated to the angel of the church in Philadelphia [Ap 3, 7b]: “These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth.” Are these not the prerogatives of the Paraclete announced by the Lord Jesus? Was not the first king of Christian' Gaul named Clovis sounding like the Latin Clavis - the Key? Is Divine Providence hiding the David's Key in Gaul-France? And one more name for Janus: Father of Dawn - do not we call the Virgin Mary, Aurora?! As a Apocalyptic Woman with the Paraclete, Her spouse, are not the Father and Mother of this difficult to imagine new (Gothic) Church identical with the Kingdom of God on earth?! Is not the Paraclete the guardian of the beginning and the passage, the One who sees the past and the future: [Jn 14, 26] "And the Comforter, ... he will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you", thus fulfilling a role similar to the one attributed to the mythical Janus? At the top of the “zodiacal” window Jesus Christ the Pantocrator is found, and at his feet the Prodigal Son in his sign of Capricorn. We passed this stellar calendar from Janus, identifying him as the prefiguration of the Paraclete, to Jesus Pantocrator, from January to December, but naturally these months adhere to each other as brothers - and indeed: Jesus Christ and the Paraclete are even twins. The most prominent figures in the described group of stained glass windows are the Holy Virgin with the Boy in an iconographic type known as 'Sedes Sapientiae' - 'Seat of Wisdom'. The Holy Virgin is the personification of the Divine Wisdom, but it is also called the Throne of Solomon. Because Hebrew word 'Solomon' means 'Peace', so this Boy-Old Child is called 'Peace'. Now let's hear Micah, because he also prophesies about this duet from Chartres [Mi 5, 3-5a]: “Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth. And this man shall be our peace”... The heroes of this fragment of the Bible are worshiped in Chartres from time immemorial: 'Virgin Partiturae' and the 'Peace' borne by Her, previously identified as the Apocalyptic Woman and Her Son-Man, the Paraclete. Let's look into the open book that the Boy-Old Child is holding with his left hand. We read in it the biblical passus: “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.” This is the fourth verse from chapter 40 of Isaiah that begins the so-called 'Book of Consolation'. And just as Jesus Christ came into the world as the First Comforter, the Paraclete comes as the Second Comforter. As Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary , so the Paraclete, his twin brother, is born of our Virgin Mother the Holy Church. The revelation of the Second Comforter will be synonymous with the appearance of the Sons of God: the plural begins with 2, the second one is the Paraclete. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (+1153), pilgrim to the 5th Chartres Cathedral, had a premonition of this course of the history of salvation when in the 5th Advent's Sermon he spoke about the Lord's third indirect coming: “If you keep the word of God in this way, it will also keep you. The Son with the Father will come to you. The great Prophet who will build the new Jerusalem will come, the one who makes all things new. This coming will fulfill what is written: As we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly man. Just as Adam’s sin spread through all mankind and took hold of all, so Christ, who created and redeemed all, will glorify all, once he takes possession of all.” This 'great prophet' will do everything new! Heavenly-Renovator! This is the sweetest secret of the Virgin Partiturae and Paraclete-Peace for which She is the throne. From the dark, empty crypt 'sous-terre' of the 5th Romanesque cathedral 'Sedes Sapientiae' has already passed into the luminous space of 'la Belle Verriere' in the 6th temple - a new, gothic, infinite, bathed in the Sun. On the left hand of Seat of Wisdom, we see episodes from the life of Saint Anthony the Hermit (+ AD356), but also Saint Paul of Thebes (+ AD341), whom the first one visited in the desert shortly before the death of the second. In the upper stained glass panels, we see a raven that brings them whole bread (Paul got a half loaf daily from the crow), how they jointly celebrate Eucharist and how, after parting, Paul dies, and Anthony with the help of two lions entombes his body. Then he passes sheep's skin to his disciple Athanasius and dies. Saint Athanasius (+ AD373) is a figure often invoked during current tribulations of the Church, because as Patriarch (25th Pope) of Alexandria he was the most eminent Catholic bishop, tirelessly fighting against the Arian heresy. On the stained glass window in Chartres, he is dressed in a green robe of the same color as the 'Old Child', because as 'Immortal' (Greek: 'A-thanatos') is an excellent prefiguration of the Paraclete who will renew everything with the Immortal Holy Virgin Mary they will destroy all heresies. Saint Antoni the Great of Egypt is called the Father of All Monks, but the saint Paul from Thebes as the First Hermit holds the palm of priority among anachoretes. Together with the Pauline order named after him, we return to Chartres. We will get there on foot with a group of thousands of pilgrims leaving Paris every year on the eve of Pentecost. What do Paulines have to do with it? 'Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae' was founded in Hungary in 1215 and thanks to the connections of monarchs he came to Poland around 1372 in the foundation in Częstochowa. Ten years later, Prince Władysław Opolczyk donated the famous Theotokos icon known today as Divine Mother of Czestochowa to the monastery, which over time became the national sign of the Poles and the monastery itself their spiritual capital, a specific stronghold of Catholicism and Polishness. The Order quickly spread throughout the country. In 1711, from the Pauline's Holy Spirit Church in Warsaw, the first pilgrimage on foot went to the sanctuary in Częstochowa in thanksgiving for stopping the plague epidemic. And so it has been continuously for 308 years: it sets off on the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 VIII) and after marching 240 km reaches the goal after 9 days on the eve of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 VIII). In the early 1980s, during the formation of the Solidarity movement, numerous groups of the French participated in this pilgrimage. Probably among them were the organizers of Pilgrimage of Christendom from Paris to Chartres. In Poland, they learned the know-how of the many-day march of tens of thousands of people with prayer and singing on their lips and transplanted it to the French ground. These Polish inspirations in the pilgrimage on foot were mentioned by Dom Gerard Calvet (+2008) in sermon delivered in Chartres in 1985, but he also expressed a desire that Notre-Dame de Chartres became our national (French) Częstochowa. The first Pilgrimage of Christendom set off from Notre-Dame de Paris on the eve of Pentecost on May 21, 1983 and after about 105 kilometers reached Notre-Dame de Chartres on May 23. In Poland that year (1983), the 600th anniversary of the Theotokos icon in Częstochowa was celebrated with the participation of Pope John Paul II. Polish know-how of crowd migration is one thing, and the spiritual foundation of the movement is the second: in the Pilgrimage of Christendom it is very French. At the head of the procession Our Lady of Holy Hope from Mesnil-Saint-Loup goes, a village in the department l'Aube. Although in this statue She received honor for a long time, it was only the parish priest, father Emmanuel (Ernest Andre, benedictine, +1903), during an audience with Pope Pio IX, he received the title of 'Our Lady of Holy Hope' on July 5, 1852. After returning to his parish father Emmanuel delayed proclaiming this joyful news until the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15): then all faithful burst into tears of repentance and joy. When they started asking for Madonna, one request prevailed: 'Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!' - us here and everyone at all. This invocation also seems to guide Pilgrimage of Christendom in France, where the Roman Catholic Church has been experiencing persecutions in various forms for over 200 years, but there is still a burning desire to restore Christianity to a universal dimension throughout the country. Dom Gerard described this noble goal as Christianity of Tomorrow and praise him for it. However, the Christendom of Tomorrow far exceeds the concept of a restaurant, for the restored Church will already take the form of the awaited, real Kingdom of God on earth, and France, as the Eldest Daughter, has a vital role to play in this passage. That is why the Pilgrimage of Christendom goes under the guidance of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Holy Hope? What is it and you may have to ask, perheps: Who is it? Blessed Pio IX gave this title on July 5, 1852, the day on which patron, as if from concealment, and now openly, was Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria (+July 5, 1539). He created in Milan (Italy) the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Decapitated) and Angelic Sisters of St. Paul (Converted). Because their first headquarter was the church of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, so the colloquial name 'Barnabits' clung to them. Thus, the title Our Lady of Holy Hope was accompanied in the background by Saint Barnabas himself, that is, the Son of Consolation, and this is one of the names of another Comforter, the Paraclete whom the Lord Jesus promised the Church before his departure to the Father. So, Our Lady of Holy Hope is Lady of the Paraclete. Father Emmanuel let celebrate Our Lady of Holy Hope for the first time only on August 15. Is it because it is a feast of Her triumph? Yes, but also because She is also the real Queen of Heavens: on that day (see the interactive map of the sky) the Holy Virgin (Venus) rested at the side of the Paraclete (Pollux in Gemini), while as the Divine Mother She immersed herself in the Sun (new Luna) and when we count the signs, the Virgin Mother was in the company of the Messenger-Fire (Mercury in Lion) the Emperor (Jupiter in Libra) from the House of David (Saturn in the Lamb / Aries). This is the Holy Hope that our Lady and Queen bring to us. We have faith, we hope for God's love in the Kingdom of God and this is the calling of France and all Christianity after all. Pilgrimage of Christendom reaches Notre-Dame de Chartres on the second day of Pentecost, because we are talking about the second coming of the Holy Spirit in the visible form of the Paraclete, which will be tangible like the Lord Jesus when He was on the earth. Paraclete is not the Holy Spirit, but full of the Holy Spirit a Son of the Church (Roman Catholic). Just as obscure in the Old Testament was the announcement of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah, likewise in the New Testament - the prospect of revelation of the Paraclete is veiled! When the blessed Pius IX conferred the title 'Our Lady of Holy Hope', in Divinum Officium at matutinum (July 5, 1852) the cosmic Psalm 18 (19) 'Coeli enarrant' was read first, followed by 'Song for the Beloved' [Psalm 44 (45)] and from the Second Book of Kings [2 Sm 2, 1-4] about the anointing of David to the king - this is a perfect illustration and a summary of this long argument. There are many other significant events that make up the Pilgrimage of Christendom, that I will only mention the 220th anniversary of marriage (June 9, 1799) by Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourobon and Louis Antoine de Bourbon in exile in Mittawa, their 20-minute long reign on August 2, 1830 at Château de Rambouillet, or conflagration of the roof of Chartres cathedral in 1836, similar to the drama of Notre Dame de Paris in 2019, but if I described it all, would I find a sufficiently determined reader to digest it? June 4, 2019, feast of saint Francis Caracciolo, the eve of Beata Vergine dell'Aiuto (Bobbio), on the 183th anniversary of the last, 6th fire in Notre-Dame de Chartres (4 VI 1836) P.S. This year, the 37th Pilgrimage of Christendom sets off on June 8 from Saint Sulpicius with Our Lady of Sunday (apparition June 8, 1873), on the 120th anniversary of departure to the Lord Blessed Irma Maria of the Divine Heart (Maria Droste zu Vischering, 1899); Pentecost, June 9, celebrate with Nuestra Señora del Rocío (Our Lady of Dew, Almonte) and the Harp of the Holy Spirit (saint Ephrem the Syrian, +373); arrives to Chartres on June 10th with Notre Dame de Liesse (Our Lady of Joy) and Blessed Bogumił, the Archbishop of Gniezno and Hermit (+ 1182), on the eve of Our Lady of Mantara (Lebanon) and ... Saint Barnabas, The Son of Consolation and 120th anniversary of the consecration of the human race to the Most Holy Heart of Jesus by Pope Leo XIII (June 11, 1899) at the request of the blessed Irma Maria.
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