Pere Laval's Shrine
Pere Laval's Shrine
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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TwoMouthsFull
Mumbai, India951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Open to everyone and frequented by the locals, this is a shrine to the patron saint of Mauritius, Pere Laval.
Written January 3, 2019
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ClareRaz
Antananarivo, Madagascar67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
It is a beautiful place, recently renovated and enlarged, where Father Laval is exposed. We lighted a candle. Outside the shrine, there are signs tracing his history. A museum at the back is dedicated to Father Laval where we bought souvenirs. The church is very large, with mosaics on its walls. A rather modern architecture.
Written January 30, 2017
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Jim J
Ingleburn, Australia165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are of the Catholic faith then the visit to his shrine will be a good experience. Father Laval is credited with performing many miracles. The church located close nearby also allows for some quiet solitude and reflection. There is lot’s of information at the shrine about the work of Father Laval and also the visit by the Pope. Even if you are not of the Catholic faith it’s still and interesting place to visit and reflect.
Written December 29, 2019
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Birgitta H
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Looking at the wax replica of the great man in ist glass coffin might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the special atmosphere and the outstanding personality of Father Laval are quite attractive. During the fisrt week and up to 9th of September you only want to visit the shrine if you like to be surrounded by huge crowds, as Pere Laval day (on 9.9.) attracts pilgrims from not only Mauritius but all over the Catholic world.
Written February 14, 2017
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ladoucelle
Monaco-Ville, Monaco2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Dearest..fellowww
Traveller’s..🌿
Once again I put ...pen to
Paper..to
..send you...a tiny capsule of time ..space with a treasure trove of multiple..😘
Blessings...❗️❗️❗️❗️👌
Tiny
Why??..because sainte Croix ..is a tiny place off Port Louis..
🎈🎈🎈🎈..façon Lourdes ..small version.❗️
Drawing on earth ...a pair of..🦋 beautiful
Wings plus a wink 🌿🌿🌿
Not
To Mary the blessed Mother..🌼
But
To
A very humble figure called Pere Laval...❗️
..so your journey
To this shrine..⭐️will open as a lotus flower 🍃 the journey of this man..
Born in Normandy in..1800..a.d..something...
Set to
Be a doctor despite of his frail constitution..🎊
....his ongoing journey ...very ...cheekily I let
You dearest ones to find out...💫
But when you’ll
Find yourself at the foot of those nearby mountains....
By this church and Pere Laval...tumb..
Surrounded...by all walks of life ..including a..Chinese mission....😃
All offering devotion....to this tiny figure ....who in this place and his time
Open
Wide the path
Of reconciliation🕊🕊🕊
To riches or
Poor ...black
Or white merging under his cape....a rainbow of
multiple graces witnin the criss crossing of differences...😍😍⭐️🌿❗️🙏🎉
In..deed.......thosevery steps ..are the foundations of..a..joYful
Holy..Days .....?? .
...as a nut shell..🙏
Shrinking
Planet earth...to..a dimension of ..one Géant Heart!!...🍒🍒🍒👌🌷💋👍
Easy
Peasy Pere Lavvval...💫👌👌👌
Weee can..❗️
Let’s rolll!!...🤩🤩🤩🦋🎈👌👍🌹💖
Written September 20, 2018
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Vimla R
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
I visited the holy grave as i was passing nearby. All religions are welcomed to enter freely and pray peacefully. Father Laval is famous for his miracles especially for the sick. The Sainte Croix church is nearby. The place is well maintained. Each year on 09 September the place is crowded with pilgrims who walk to seek blessings. It is a ten minutes drive from the capital city of port louis towards the north.
Written December 30, 2017
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MimiFlorence23
Melbourne, Australia177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Pere Laval is the patron saint of Mauritius. Every time I come here it is different but it feels like coming home. It's a great place to visit and learn about the island's history. I personally come here to give thanks - I was born in Mauritius and left when I was 1 year old.
Written May 5, 2017
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KAweilWe
Zurich, Switzerland35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The interesting bit is that this shrine attracts locals from all religions. That's it. not much more to see.
Written October 16, 2016
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