157- Completing the “M”- La Salette, A Message of Hope

Though the cycle-pilgrims stopped at Paris on the 2019 tour, I read from my book Constant Procession about the last point on the ‘M’- Our Lady of La Salette.

Photo of La Salette
La Salette
An icon of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary
An icon of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Painting of The Virgin Mary
Painting of The Virgin Mary in Heaven
Painting of the Dormition & Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Dormition & Assumption of the Virgin Mary

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

156- Reflections from the M for Virgin Mary Cycling Tour

Speaking with Matthew Conquer following this year’s 2019 Le Grand AIME de Marie, (The Great Love of Mary) cycling tour in France.

photo of The 2019 Grand Love of Mary cyclists arrive and pause in front of Notre Dame in Paris...
The 2019 Grand Love of Mary cyclists arrive and pause in front of Notre Dame in Paris…
photo of The cyclists somewhere on the "M" during the 2019 tour.
The cyclists somewhere on the “M” during the 2019 tour.

Constant Procession; the Podcast is published every Tuesday morning and lives on the website ConstantProcession.com

An audio recording of the book from cover to cover is Series 1 (Installments 1 – 49)

Each installment runs about 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

Series 2  (Installments 50 – 68) is an extended series of additional stories about the history of the Virgin Mary that are not in the book.

Series 3 (Installments 69 – 73) is a mini-series about Christmastime which is really 6-8 weeks long.

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155- In Budapest to learn of Elizabeth Kindelmann and the Flame of Love

My experience when researching the resting place of seer Elizabeth Kindelmann while on tour in Budapest, Hungary and learning about the Flame of Love movement, here stateside and around the world.

Flame of Love Movement, United States

the photo with This information is found in a video about Elizabeth Kindelmann on The Flame of Love Movement, United State's Gloria TV channel
This information is found in a video about Elizabeth Kindelmann on The Flame of Love Movement, United State’s Gloria TV channel
Photo of the countryside South-West of Budapest
Out in the hinterlands in search of Elizabeth Kindelmann resting place
Budapest- July 2019
Budapest- July 2019
Photo of church at given coordinate
Correct coordinates, Wrong Church!

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ConstantProcession.com

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154- Rue du Bac/Miraculous Medal; center point on the M for the Virgin Mary cycling tour

I revisit Rue du Bac, also known as the apparition site for the Miraculous Medal in Paris. It is also the center point on the cycling tour- Le Grand AIME de Marie, in English: The Great Love of Mary.

Photo of the entire chapel complex where Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal occured
Photo of the entire chapel complex where Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal occured
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops
photo of the front of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (aka Rue de Bac) the name of the street where the apparitions took place
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (aka Rue de Bac) the name of the street where the apparitions took place

153- Lourdes revisted; starting point for “Le Grand AIME de Marie”

In the spirit of the “Le Grand AIME de Marie” tour where cyclists “Ride the M” for the Virgin Mary thru France from mid-July to mid August, I re-visit “Our Lady of Lourdes” from my book Constant Procession to locate where their cycling tour started from.

Vista that shows the Santurary as it sits above the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette
Vista- Notice the Santurary was built above where statue of Mary is, which is the spot where the Virgin appeared to Bernadette. Also to the left in distance is where the village is.
This is a photo Looking at the very bottom-middle of this photo where it can be seenyou can see how the Basilica is built over the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared. (notice the stack of candles.
Looking at the very bottom-middle of this photo you can see how the Basilica is built over the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared. (notice the stack of candles..and compare with other photo provided here.)
Close up of the Grotto, with the statue of the Virgin Mary. This is the spot where Bernadette and the Virgin met.
Close up of the Grotto, with the statue of the Virgin Mary. This is the spot where Bernadette and the Virgin met.

For photos and a longer version about “Our Lady of Lourdes” check out Installment 102

Map of 2019 tour route with all stops
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops

152- L’Ile-Bouchard; Our Lady of Prayer

L’ILE-BOUCHARD also known as Our Lady of Prayer, is in the small town of L’Ile-Bouchard (Bouchard Island) in north-western France and is where the Virgin Mary appeared to four little girls in 1947.

Don’t Forget to check out our pilgram-cyclists at ‘Le Grand AIME de Marie’  (The Great Love of Mary) cycling tour

SOURCES FOR THIS PODCAST:

Thanks to William A. Thomas for use of his work included in this episode. Read more from his comprehensive work (en)

Official website at L’Ile-Bouchard (English available)

Excellent diagrams & 1st English translation of Mgr. Fiot’s booklet by Paul Rhodes (en)

Black and White Postcard of key points in the apparition story of L'Ile-Bouchard
Postcard of key points in the apparition story of L’Ile-Bouchard
Photo of Location and placement where apparitions took place in 1947
Location and placement where apparitions took place in 1947
Better angle of the location and positioning of the Virgin Mary and Angel Gabriel
Better angle of the location and positioning of the Virgin Mary and Angel Gabriel
Graphic of Apparition sites making up the M
Apparition sites making up the M

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

151- St. Margaret-Mary of Paray-le-Monial

St. Margaret-Mary of Paray-le-Monial in southeastern France, was known worldwide as the promoter of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after she had been protected by the Virgin Mary in her youth.

Illustration of Maria_Droste_zu_Vischering_and_the_Sacred_Heart_of_Jesus
Maria_Droste_zu_Vischering_and_the_Sacred_Heart_of_Jesus
Photo of the Basilica of Paray-le-Monial
Basilica of Paray-le-Monial
Cyclists will stop at Paray-le-Monial
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque from CatholicCompany.com
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque from CatholicCompany.com
Illustration of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Source material for this podcast and for more information:

St. Margaret-Mary Alacoque, by Fr. Henry A. Johnston

William J. Walsh- Heavens Bright Queen Vol. 3 pg. 230

Official Paray-le-Monial website

The Catholic Travel Guide-Paray-le-Monial

The Great Love of Mary Bicycle Tour website (Fr)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

150- Pontmain- Our Lady of Hope

A wonderful apparition seen by six young seers who could see what their elders couldn’t, spontaneously brought out the faith of these  adults who offered prayers and songs of belief in Jesus and with the Virgin Mary’s intercession, a prayer of safety got answered.

Stain glass Impression of Pontmain apparition
Impression of Pontmain apparition
photo of Barn where seers watched from
Barn where seers watched from
Illustration of Apparition over the house
Apparition over the house

I used an original translation (credits included in link here) as well as a number of other sources for this installment. Check them out as they all that have even more information about Pontmain:

Anne (Mary K.) Farran- photos &  translation of first book

The Catholic Travel Guide (Pontmain)

Official Website of Pontmain- The Story (in English)

Official Website of Pontmain- The Witnesses (in English)

Catholic Straight Answers (Pontmain-Our Lady of Hope)

This video, though in French is mostly the visual representation of how the apparition appeared and the various stages of the apparition, (worth watching)

Credit for: What Happened at Pontmain
Credit for: What Happened at Pontmain

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

149- Our Lady of Pellevoisin

photo of the Scapular- The Sacred Heart of Jesus from Estelle's vision
Scapular- The Sacred Heart of Jesus from Estelle’s vision
Painting; Estelle Faguetta- painted in 1965 (from official website)
Estelle Faguetta- painted in 1965 (from official website)
Drawing of Our Lady of Pellevoisin's 11 apparition to Estelle (from official website)
Our Lady of Pellevoisin’s 11 apparition to Estelle (from official website)

Great links for more information about Our Lady of Pellevoisin:

Devine Mysteries- Pellevoisin

Miracle Hunter- Pellevoisin

Official Lady of Pellevoisin site (in French)

Marian Library at the University of Dayton

Links for Le Grand AIME of Marie cycling tour:

The Grand Love of Marie cycling tour- Summers from July-August

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

148- Cycle-Pilgrims- July 14 start of Love of Mary tour

This is another remembrance from bicyclists who “Ride the M.” This time it is Matthew who calls the tour riders “cyclo-pilgrams” and his story reveals “a taste for prayer” while on the Big Love of Mary summer tour.

Graphic of Apparition sites making up the M
Apparition sites making up the M
photo of Matthieu as the "Red Lantern" on the 2018 Le AIME de Marie tour
Matthieu as the “Red Lantern” on the 2018 Le AIME de Marie tour
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops

Ride the M across France in 2019! Tour dates July 14-August 14

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

147- Le grand AIME de Marie

The 2019 summer bicycle tour known as “Le grand AIME de Marie” (The Great Love of Mary) is where cyclists travel 2300km across France by following the letter ‘M” for the Virgin Mary! “Domi” a cyclist from the 2018 tour shares her experience.

Ride the M across France in 2019! Tour dates July 14-August 14

Facebook (English translation available here)

Sign-up to Ride in the Great Love of Mary tour in France here:

Domi L photo from 2018 tour
Domi- photo from 2018 tour
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops
Map of 2019 tour route with all stops

Another cyclist “Clarisse” also shares a story from the 2018 tour

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

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(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

146- The Hill of Mary

“Our Lady of Knock” in Ireland is where an apparition of the Virgin Mary occurred in the year 1879 and it is also known as “The Hill of Mary.”

Old photo showing how the wall looked with folks praying at it.
The shrine before being enclosed..notice fence and how it is chipped at (above the fence)
Illustration of the appartion at Knock
Illustration of the appartion at Knock
Mosaic impression of the figures and witnesses
Mosaic impression of the Knock apparition experience…
Modern Basilica in back, original church in front, the chapel shrine attachment is on the right side of the old church
Modern Basilica in back, original church in front, the modern chapel shrine attach, that has the original apparition wall (left of the glass panels) is on the right side of the old church

Sources for this podcast and MORE INFO can be found at the following links:

Official Knock Shrine website for witness testimonials, etc.

Knock Apparition & Church Recognition at MiracleHunter.com

John Carpenter’s Divine Mysteries and Miracles Blog

Gretchen Filz’s on the Blog- GetFed.com

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

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Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

145- South Wales & Our Lady

Here are 2 intriguing Marian stories about a shrine location in South Wales. The chapel shrine of Our Lady of PENFIN and St. Mary’s Well, or Ffynnon Mair.

Picture of view with statue and Penrhys vista
Penrhys vista
Picture of St. Mary's Well shrine and vista view of the Rhonda's
St. Mary’s Well shrine and vista view of the Rhonda’s
Picture peeking inside St. Mary's Well doorway
View of interior of St. Mary’s Well
Photo of Statue with partial wall from ruins of Our Lady of Penrhys
Statue with partial wall from ruins of Our Lady of Penrhys
Our Lady of Penrhys statue close up holding Jesus
Our Lady of Penrhys statue holding baby Jesus
Our Lady of Penrhys stone statue on the site today
Our Lady of Penrhys stone statue on the site today
The stone building St. Mary's Well (Ffynnon Mair or Ffynnon Fair)
St. Mary’s Well (Ffynnon Mair or Ffynnon Fair)
Cistern with waters at St. Mary's Well (Ffynnon Mair)
Cistern with waters at St. Mary’s Well (Ffynnon Mair)
Photo of people walking on the Pilgrimage Way includes "Claire" discusses (in the linked video) why she dresses as a medieval pilgrim and supports Penrhys Pilgrimage Way
“Claire” discusses (in the linked video) why she dresses as a medieval pilgrim and supports Penrhys Pilgrimage Way

Link to her video

Additional note not in podcast: “In the early 20th century  a Catholic convert, Ms. M. Davies of Llantrisant underwrote the building of a memorial church in Ferndale (nearby) and also had a wooden replica of the statue Our Lady of Penryus carved, which is in the church today.” (from wikipedia)

Additional sources for this podcast and for more information:

Ciscercian Way

Our Lady of Penrhys

St Mary’s Well

Information about the Penrhys Pilgrimage from the area

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

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(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)To listen from Installment 93

144- Mary met Gavin Dunbar

During the last days before the Reformation; the Virgin Mary appeared to Monsignor Gavin Dunbar in Aberdeen (he later became the Bishop) one of the most important Roman Catholic Diocese in Scotland at the time.

Photo of a stain glass window that shows Gavin Dunbar holding a copy of his beloved St. Mary's Hospital
Gavin Dunbar holding a copy of his beloved St. Mary’s Hospital
Image of Contemporary Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen
Contemporary Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen
Image of Bishop Galvin Dunbar's Coat of Arms from the 1500's
Bishop Galvin Dunbar’s Coat of Arms from the 1500’s
Photo of Galvin Dunbar's Bishop's seal
Galvin Dunbar’s Bishop’s seal
Photo of bridge currently where original 7 arch bridge over river Dee in Aberdeen, Scotland
The site of the original 7 arch bridge, this current bridge rebuilt many times
Wooden statue of Our Lady of Success was formerly Our Lady of Aberdeen now in Brussels
Our Lady of Success was formerly Our Lady of Aberdeen now in Brussels
Portrait of Archdutchess Isabella and her husband
Archdutchess Isabella and her husband

Sources for this podcast and for more information:

William J Walsh’s book: Heaven’s Bright Queen

Notre Dame du Bon Succès

MiracleHunter.com

Our Lady of Aberdeen at Wikipedia.com

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

143- Mary’s Hidden Dowry

The resurgence of interest in apparitions of the Virgin Mary in England has brought about reflections that England was once revered as “The Dowry of Mary.” In 2020 England will be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary once again!

Painting of the visitation of Mary to Richeldis de Faverches in the Church of St. Mary of Charity Faversham, Kent painted on a column in 1306ad
Painting of the visitation of Mary to Richeldis de Faverches in the Church of St. Mary of Charity Faversham, Kent c 1306

More info and pictures at Archdiocese of Southwark website

An illustration of Walsingham
Walsingham complex b4 destruction

Current Schedule for the Dowry Tour of the Virgin Mary around England.

T.E. Bridgett: Our Lady’s Dowry: How England Gained That Title (1890)

Fr. Matthew Pittam. Aug 25, 2017 – A priest at Our Lady of Walsingham

Christianity to Roman Britian starts w/ Apostle Peter

See Apparitions of Mary in England from MiracleHunter.com

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A Free Special Reading of the book from cover to cover is Series 7 (93 – 110)

Each podcast in this special series of the book runs 15:00 per episode

142- Mary in Walsingham, UK

Our Lady of Walsingham was an appartion of the Virgin Mary in England when she appeared in the year 1061A.D.- A time well before the Reformation in the United Kingdom!

May 4, 2019- Annual Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham!

Color drawing of Walsingham at its peak
Walsingham at its peak
Photo of Slipper Chapel at Walsingham England
Slipper Chapel – Once again where people stop before taking the walk to the ruins of the Walsingham Shrine and former Abbey structures

For more information about the Slipper Chapel

Photo of Walsingham Abbey ruins
Walsingham Abbey ruins

The pilgrimage site Our Lady of Walsingham is known as England’s Nazareth and it became a wonderful place where for five centuries people went on pilgrimages. Now, after a 400 year pause, people once again are able to go on pilgrimages thanks to the Virgin Mary’s visit in England.

It all came about thanks to a pious woman, Richeldis de Faverches, who experienced an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the year 1061, in the village of Walsingham, near Norfolk, just a few miles from the sea.

Holy House location plaque
Where the original Holy House was located…
Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham
Our Lady of Walsingham

Sources for this program and additional information:

Nice YouTube presentation about the history of Wilsingham

Orthodox Shrine at Wilsingham

Roman Catholic Shrine at Wilsingham

Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

141- Part 8; Eastertime & Mary

Part 8- Eastertime starts on Easter Day, which is just the beginning of 50 Days of celebrating the Risen Christ & it’s believed his mother was on hand as well.

Plus remembering the destruction of Notre-Dame with more photos showing some of the interior before the fire…

Wide Shot; South-East view of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken May 2017)
Wide Shot; South-East view of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken May 2017)
Wide shot of Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West POV) photo taken 5/17 (destroyed steeple & roof area)
Wide shot of Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West POV) photo taken 5/17 (destroyed steeple & roof area)
Photo of Stone Plaque of date Notre-Dame De Paris began 1163
Stone Plaque of date Notre-Dame De Paris began 1163
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; a chapel- Closer view (photo taken 5.17)
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; a chapel- Closer view (photo taken 5.17)
Photo of a close up of a beautiful red themed statue of Jesus in a section of the interior of Notre-Dame
Close up of a beautiful red themed statue of Jesus in a section of the interior of Notre-Dame
Photo of Another close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings
Another close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral 2nd angle (photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral 2nd angle (photo taken 5/17)
Photo of Close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings
Close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Photo of A different close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings
A different close up view of a scene in the Life of Jesus on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings
Photo of Two Icons of the Virgin Mary.
Two Icons of the Virgin Mary.
Photo of Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary and I believe she is being greeted by her cousin Elizabeth on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary and I believe she is being greeted by her cousin Elizabeth on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (photo taken 5/17)
Photo of Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus and the Wise Men paying homage to him on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus and the Wise Men paying homage to him on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Photo of Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus at the Temple and (I believe) St. Simon the Elder at the 40 day presentation of Jesus at the temple on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Close up view of a scene in the Life of the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus at the Temple and (I believe) St. Simon the Elder at the 40 day presentation of Jesus at the temple on one of the 2 giant wooden carvings.
Photo of the Stain Glass above Alter/Gold Cross
Stain Glass above Alter/Gold Cross
Photo of The North Stain glass "Rose"
The North Stain glass “Rose”
Photo of Statue of St. Therese
Statue of St. Therese
Photo of Display showing the evolution of Gothic Churches in France
Display showing the evolution of Gothic Churches in France
Cathedral in May 2017; showing stages of building the cathedral (closer view)
Display inside Notre-Dame Cathedral in May 2017; showing stages of building the cathedral (closer view)
Display inside Notre-Dame Cathedral in May 2017; showing stages of building the cathedral
Display inside Notre-Dame Cathedral in May 2017; showing stages of building the cathedral
Photo of a Banner of The Virgin Mary's appearance at Fatima
Banner of The Virgin Mary’s appearance at Fatima
Photo of Our LPhoto of a copy of the famous image of the Virgin Mary that she created on Saint Juan Diego's "tilma." during her apparitions in Mexico City
At a chapel inside Notre-Dame was dedicated to Our Lady of Guadulupe, including a copy of the famous image of the Virgin Mary that she created on Saint Juan Diego’s “tilma.”
Main Entrance - Notre-Dame Cathedral; Paris, France- May 2017 note right side is section destroyed
Main Entrance – Notre-Dame Cathedral; Paris, France- May 2017 note right side is section destroyed

This is the last installment of an updated miniseries about the Lenten Season and Eastertime (from Season 5)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

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Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

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140- Part 7; Notre Dame and the Lenten Journey carries on

This podcast is about the final days of the Lenten Journey and Eastertime.


BUT I feel compelled to offer some video shots of the inside plus photos of Notre-Dame Cathedral from several years ago taken in Paris (5.17) in an effort to orient the different points of view for those who have not visited the cathedral and to see how it looked before the destruction of the fire that took place on Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre-Dame Cathedral (from Southern POV) photo taken 5/17
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from Southern POV) photo taken 5/17
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West-South POV) photo taken 5/17
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West-South POV) photo taken 5/17
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West POV) photo taken 5/17 (destroyed roof area)
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West POV) photo taken 5/17 (destroyed roof area)
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West-South-West POV) photo taken 5/17
Notre-Dame Cathedral (from West-South-West POV) photo taken 5/17
Main Entrance - Notre-Dame Cathedral; Paris, France- May 2017
Main Entrance – Notre-Dame Cathedral; Paris, France- May 2017
Wide shot of the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken 5.17)
Wide shot of the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken 5.17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral The Virgin Mary wit Baby Jesus TOP OF THE ROOF (most likely destroyed when roof caved in) photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral The Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus TOP OF THE ROOF (most likely destroyed when roof caved in) photo taken 5/17)
Wide shot of the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken 5.17) vertical shot
Wide shot of the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (taken 5.17) vertical shot
nside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; the chapel "Notre-Dame de Fatima"
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; the chapel “Notre-Dame de Fatima”
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral (photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral 2nd angle (photo taken 5/17)
Interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral 2nd angle (photo taken 5/17)
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; Statuary
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; Statuary
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; a chapel (photo taken 5.17)
Inside of Notre-Dame Cathedral; a chapel (photo taken 5.17)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

139- Part 6; Riding the “M”

Part 6- This is a Special Installment that may inspire the final weeks of your Lenten journey. “Riding the M” is a beautiful contemporary way to get closer to the Virgin Mary – Ever consider cycling across another country?

Map of The route the young bikers are taking from apparition site to apparition site in France...
The ‘M” route from apparition site to apparition site actually includes 2 more sites.

There is a cycling tour in France called “The Great Love of Mary.” It is a 1,429 mile course in the shape of the letter “M.” M for the Virgin Mary. Each point of the M is an apparition site where she once appeared.

A reflection from last years tour offers a sense of the experience when focused on riding to and between these places the Virgin Mary has graced with her presence. Thanks to cyclist Clarisse for sharing.

Day 26The bikers are riding down the road, continuing on via Paray-le-Monial.
“Riding the “M” (Le Grand AIME de Marie- 2018)
Photo of Clarisse at the final apparition site: La Salette on the 2018 Le grand AIME de Marie tour, in Engllish it is known as The Great Love of Mary tour
Clarisse at the final apparition site: La Salette on the 2018 Le grand AIME de Marie tour (The Great Love of Mary)

Here’s more information about this years tour that runs from July 14-August 15, 2019.

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

138- Part 5; Mary and Lent

Photo of silowette of man swinging a tennis racket with blue sky and clouds behind him the words in text say Lent, Spring Training for the Christian life
Image from: St. John the Divine website
Graphic of cross with text that says Prayer, Fasting, Works of Love and 40 days over a purple cross
Image from the website of  St. Peter’s Church- Toronto
Side view of a middle age painting Mary's looking up to Jesus on the Cross.
The “Mary’s” standing by Jesus on as he expires on the Cross.
Part 5- The going without through the Lenten season calls attention to the idea that the light at the end of the tunnel will be bright. And the victory over death is still celebrated over 2000 years later with the coming of Easter through the glory of the resurrection.

(This is a replay of Season 5)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

137- Part 4; Mary and Lent

Contemporary color illustration of the Annunciation
As a young woman, the Virgin Mary accepted the request from God to give birth and raise Jesus.
Photo of Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame
March 24, 2018 shows French Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who was killed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege in the town of Trebes, southwestern France, on March 23. Beltrame, 45, was among a group of officers who rushed to the scene in Trebes, near Carcassone, on March 23 after a gunman who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, stormed a supermarket and fired at shoppers. Beltrame offered to take the place of a woman the gunman had taken hostage and was shot. He died on March 24 of his wounds, becoming the gunman’s fourth victim. / AFP PHOTO / LA GAZETTE DE LA MANCHE / –/AFP/Getty Images
A young teen girl at base of an outdoor cross with lifesize Jesus
The caption for this photo reads “Now I know how Mary felt”
Part 4- Lent continues by getting into the groove of going without as I reflect on the Virgin Mary and her example of selfless giving, when during the Annunciation, she gave her life over to God’s will. And also, what about the selfless gifts given by people in today’s world?

(This is a replay of Season 5)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

136- Part 3; Mary and Lent

Part 3- If abstaining or fasting is wearing on you from time to time; think about what Jesus went when through when the people turned on him.

Also- reflect on the Madonna’s annunciation meeting with the Arch-Angel Gabriel… did what he told her and indeed the things that happened to her come into her mind during her Son’s Lifetime and His Passion?

2 Easter Eggs with images of Jesus and the Bible and the 2nd of the Madonna with baby Jesus
2 Easter Eggs with images of Jesus and the Bible and the 2nd of the Madonna with baby Jesus
Icon by Praga of the Archangel Gabriel appearing to the Virgin Mary
An icon by Praga of the Annunciation when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to request her to house the Son of God.
Close up of Mother Mary affectionately holding close her baby Jesus
Close up of Mother Mary affectionately holding close her baby Jesus

(This Season is a replay of Season 5)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

135- Part 2; Mary and Lent

Part 2- The Easter Lenten journey continues. What’s different for us, compared to the Virgin Mary’s times after the Resurrecton- is that the traditional churches provide ways to help us get through this season of contemplation.

Contemporary color illustration of the Risen Christ embracing Mother Mary
The Resurrected Christ with Mother Mary
Modern color drawing of Jesus on the cross indicating to his Mother that the Apostle John, also the portrait is to care for her.
Jesus on the Cross telling his Mother that the Apostle John will care for her.
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(This mini-series is a replay of Season 5)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

An e-book copy of the book can be found here on this website:

ConstantProcession.com

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.