I grew up in a large family, with intense religious practice and the traditional Latin Mass. It brought me a deep sensitivity to the beautiful liturgy, to “lived in” silence. Maylis, she grew up in the provinces and in Africa, with very singing, instrumental masses. She discovered, as a teenager, the Emmanuel sessions in Paray-le-Monial, which made her faith grow. We also went there together, and it strengthened our belief that God blows through different sensibilities.
Today, to make this richness of the Church known to our children, we alternate between masses in extraordinary and ordinary form. I feel deeply Catholic, and I am steeped in this fidelity to Rome, to our popes, from John Paul II to Francis. The publication of the motu proprio Tradition Keepers has given birth in us to the fear of seeing the struggle between “traditional cathos” and “non-tradis” revived. We do not understand this need to put labels, we are above all Catholics… Rather than perceive diversity as an asset, we end up spending more energy in quarrels than in praying together. This brings a spirit of division into the Church, and makes us forget the essential.
In 2019, we set up, with a scout chaplain, the missionary chapter of the “Pilgrims of Emmaus”, to bring the prayers of those – whatever their sensibilities, opinions, relationship to faith… – that we meet on the road. of the pilgrimage to Chartres, organized by Notre-Dame de Chrétienté. To those who blame traditionalist communities, we repeat that“There are several mansions in the house of the Father”. And, conversely, we invite those who criticize the Pope to re-read the immense actions of his pontificate.