Fraternity in proximity!

Many meetings will take place in France: Saint-Denis, Tréguier, Lourdes, Lyon, Belfort and many others!

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A local rooting!

The event in Tréguier, Brittany, will be marked by the seal of fraternal and local mutual aid!

Welcomed and accommodated in about fifteen families, the fratelli will share meals together made up of donations from the inhabitants (vegetables, juice from the apple trees of Tréguier, local pancakes), and will discover different customs of the region, thanks to Breton dance workshops. The choice of the saint for the event in Tréguier is also part of this local rooting, since the choice naturally fell on Saint Yves, a lawyer, defender of the poor, and native of Tréguier, where his relics are kept!

In Île-de-France, Seine-Saint-Denis will host the 5th World Day of the Poor in three parishes: Saint Denys de l’Estrée, Sainte Marthe, and Notre Dame des Anges. Prayer vigils are planned in these three places, with times of adoration at the cross and testimonies. The three groups will meet on Sunday for Mass in the Basilica of Saint Denis, followed by a fraternal meal prepared by the parishioners. The weekend will conclude with a time of global prayer at 3pm. It is quite naturally under the gaze of Saint Denis that these Days will be placed.

👉 Find all the information on the website of the Diocese of Saint-Denis

In Belfort, scouts, young people from the chaplaincy, the MEJ and high school students will be called upon to lead these times of fraternity, where 500 people are expected. Vigils of mercy in the parishes and testimonies of vulnerable people are on the programme. The weekend will close with the installation of the new bishop, Monsignor Denis Jachiet.

For the second time, the first having taken place in 2019, Lourdes will host a World Day of the Poor for 300 people expected at the shrine. On the programme:

  • a rosary led by the fratelli, shared meals,
  • a festive vigil with adoration and testimonies,
  • Sunday Mass and a time of global prayer.

Once again, Saint Bernadette of Lourdes will oversee the event through her patronage.

In Lyon, 200 fratelli will be expected in the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière for moments of fraternity, meals shared with parishioners, times of prayer and a mass presided over by Bishop de Germay, Bishop of Lyon. The event will be placed under the patronage of Saint Therese of Lisieux, whose relics will be present in the basilica.

In Marseille, the event will not take place. Instead, you can join the World Day of the Poor in Toulon.

The Diaconie du Var is expecting around 200 people on Saturday, for:

  • an afternoon with coffee, a time for talking and listening, a hairdressing salon, board games… Meeting at 3pm, at the Saint-Louis church.
  • a troupe of clowns from the Diaconie will give a show on the Gospel at 6.15 pm
  • a fraternal dinner.
  • a vigil of Mercy, with the Franciscans, at the Saint-Louis church.

On Sunday, mass will be held in the cathedral at 10:30 am. It will be followed by a meal prepared by the parishioners, then by the World Prayer Time at 3pm.

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