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A Message from Michael Matt, US Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté

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Dear Friends: My name is Michael Matt and I’m the U.S. Coordinator for Notre-Dame de Chrétienté—the French organization responsible for the magnificent Pentecost Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres.

This is a 3-day, 70-mile pilgrimage in the medieval style—that means walking the countryside, sleeping on the ground, eating meager pilgrim fare and ‘roughing it’ for three long days, all for the greater honor and glory of God and His Blessed Mother.

I walked this pilgrimage for the first time in 1991, when I was twenty-five years old. It changed my life because, for the first time, I lived and breathed everything Traditional Catholic—the old Latin Mass, Christendom, pilgrimage, the Reign of Mary and the social Kingship of Jesus Christ. I discovered what we Catholics lost in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council.

The Chartres Pilgrimage so transformed my life, in fact, that I came back and walked it with my French brothers every year since. Over the course of that time, I’ve also made it my mission to bring literally hundreds, if not thousands, of young American Catholics to Chartres with me, so convinced am I that this event changes lives forever and helps to make us all committed soldiers of Jesus Christ.

My friend and mentor, the late great Michael Davies used to walk this pilgrimage with me every year, and he called it the “most important annual event happening in the Church today”. I couldn’t agree more.

Come, walk back in time along with 15,000 Catholics from all over Europe, under the banner of Our Lady of Christendom. Return to your Catholic roots and become part of the greatest Catholic restoration movement in the world.

Become a Chartres pilgrim!

Thanks for visiting our site, and I hope to see on the Road to Chartres. Chartres sonne, Chartres t’appelle! Gloire, honneur au Christ-Roi!

In Christo Rege,

Michael J. Matt
U.S. Coordinator


Michael Davies and Michael Matt walked the pilgrimage together throughout the 1990s.

The annual Chartres Pilgrimage is the most important Traditional Catholic event happening anywhere in the world today. - Michael Davies

THE CATHOLIC RESTORATION: Chartres Pilgrimage 2018

Remnant Tours is a subsidiary company of The Remnant—the oldest Traditional Catholic newspaper in the world.

Established in 1984, Remnant Tours has as its mission to bring Catholics on pilgrimage to the most holy places on earth. This has included the Holy Land, Rome, Lourdes, La Salette, Santiago de Compostela, Lisieux, Ars, the Vendee, Our Lady of Knock, Malta, Fatima and so many other places of great Christian significance.

Our primary annual event centers around the Pentecost Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, organized by Notre-Dame de Chretiente. We established the U.S. Chapter of Our Lady of Guadalupe back in 1991 and have returned to Chartres every year since.

Our post-Chartres pilgrimages includes bus tours to the most famous and holy shrines in Europe, the idea being to create a Catholic microcosm, an immersion program, where our historians and guides can teach and demonstrate authentic Catholic history to help dispel the black legends of anti-Catholicism.

Of course, our chaplains offer the Traditional Latin Mass only and every day during our pilgrimages.

We hope you’ll join us!


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