voeux Noël - 6

150e anniversaire de la reprise du culte de l'Enfant Jésus

Culture and tradition, Culturel, History, Christmas, Pilgrimage and procession, Festivals in Beaune
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  • Commemoration of the cult of the Infant Jesus of Beaune.

  • Beaune has a treasure trove.
    In the 17th century, a young Carmelite nun (Marguerite du St Sacrement) shone with her spirituality around the Infant Jesus. At Christmas 1643, her soul brother Gaston de Renty gave her a statue of the "Little King of Grace", probably sculpted by himself, as a sign of his devotion to spiritual childhood: The childhood of Our Lord is a state in which one must die to everything and in which the soul lives in abandonment, looking neither before itself nor behind...
    Beaune has a treasure trove.
    In the 17th century, a young Carmelite nun (Marguerite du St Sacrement) shone with her spirituality around the Infant Jesus. At Christmas 1643, her soul brother Gaston de Renty gave her a statue of the "Little King of Grace", probably sculpted by himself, as a sign of his devotion to spiritual childhood: The childhood of Our Lord is a state in which one must die to everything and in which the soul lives in abandonment, looking neither before itself nor behind itself.

    The Carmelites kept this statuette in their enclosure until 1873, when, at the instigation of the parish priest of St Nicolas, Abbé Chocarne, the cult of the child was made public.

    To commemorate this day, the sanctuary invites you to rediscover this spirituality.

    Join us at 4.30pm in the chapel of St Etienne for a talk tracing the background to the life of the young Carmelite nun and her spirituality. There will then be a procession through the streets to the monastery, where a mass will be celebrated, followed by an aperitif dinner.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Rates
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