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“A vibrant, modern church!”

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon
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Owner description: The Sanctuary of Montligeon is the world centre for prayer for souls in Purgatory. We organize pilgrimages, spiritual retreats as well.On the spot you can find: a bookshop, a restaurant, free wi-fi, religious services, opportunity to talk with a priest.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A vibrant, modern church!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

During our short visit in the Perche region, we saw an advertisement for a small chorale concert at this Basilica. As it turned out, we arrived just as the audience was applauding its appreciation and people were starting to file out. Nonetheless the walls within still echoed of the life of this holy place.
We wandered respectfully among the musicians and the dispersing audience. In fact this is indeed an active and modern church untouched by religion wars and the Revolution. It makes us sad for all the beauty that was destroyed in the older catered reals of France.
But Chapelle Montligeon is a quiet refuge that would draw us back many times if we lived anywhere near there.

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“Uplifting Experience”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Although we are not Catholic, we found ourselves in this majestic church on Resurrection Day. We were encouraged to go there by some residents of le Perche, who were understandably proud of this beautiful basilica. We have seen many cathedrals in Europe, but this one is certainly one of the most comforting. It seemed a fitting place for an Easter Sunday, as the sun was shining, and the soaring, white walls lent a luminance to the scene, befitting the event we had come to celebrate. I couldn't understand the priest's message, as it was in French, but the music was beautiful. We had come to worship, and we certainly were uplifted in this peaceful, lovely place.

Visited March 2013
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Marie-Liesse C, Communication manager at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Quiddity2,

Thanks for your very kind review about the basilica and what you experienced in Montligeon on Easter Sunday.
The priests and all the team around are doing their best to make and keep this place a peaceful and beautiful one, and I'll make sure they know about your positive comments.

Let us know if you happen to come back!

Best regards

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