A really quick update about our journeys on Friday. We left Le Mans early, coming in Chartres just a little after 10 am where i was became a member of by three Holy Mix clergymen from Notre Dame: Fr. Mark DeMott, CSC, Fr. Matt Kuczora, CSC, and Fr. Pat Reidy, CSC. All of us required an excursion of Chartres Cathedral, among the earliest cathedrals in Europe, along with a place where Fr. Moreau entrusted his priesthood to Mary. Our mid-day permitted us serious amounts of grab lunch and explore Chartres by ourselves before we met for Mass within the crypt and interceded before Notre Dame sur Terre. This Mass was incredibly moving, both because our voices were became a member of in beautiful harmony singing hymns to Mary, and since i was praying around the patronal feast from the clergymen of Holy Mix (the Sacred Heart of Jesus). Here are a few pictures in the day:
The outside of Chartres cathedral – half the audience rose the Medieval cathedral around the left after Mass
France is having to pay for any restoration from the interior of Chartres which is an image of the items they’ve completed to date. The images below provide you with a comparison from the pre and post.
Chartres contains beautiful home windows and incredible statuary
I regrettably didn’t take any pictures within the Crypt, but I know other pilgrims have pictures to talk about!