May 30, 2020 (219US)
The Arès Pilgrimage is closed in 2020
(unless it can be opened in August... without any certainty)
The Arès Pilgimage is like any gathering,
whether in a football stadium or on a spiritual pilgrimage
place; it has no private nature. It is a public place and a
public event subject to authoriation and placed under
surveillance by the Prefect. The Arès Pilgrimage restricted by
the exceptional current law will not be allowed to open in 2020
in the spirit of free piety, meditations and meetings which are
typical of it, unless we probably undergo interventions by
police and lose our title and rights of association of worship,
our insurance contracts and so on, which have been very hard to
obtain and which we are eager to keep. We cannot conform to the
obligation of spacing between pilgrims (1 meter), force pilgrims
to wear masks, confine gatherings to up to 10 people, washing
the tunics on loan between each use, and so on.
The Arès Pilgrimage is closed in 2020, therefore.
Only if the health rules are alleviated before August, we could
envisage to open the Arès Pilgrimage from 2 to 15 August 2020
according to a schedule which we could specify in due course. No
projection is possible for the time being, anyhow.
It is worth noting that the closing of the Arès
Pilgrimage is no dramatic time for the Arès Pilgrims, because
they do not constitute a religion. They do not abide by
dogmata, or clergy, or law other than that of conscience. It is
a free movement of free spiritual rearmament, a return to
infinite Life (Rev of Arès 24/3-5), the world's
change into Good (28/7) by the practice of love
(7/5, 25/7),forgiveness (10/14, 12/4),peace
(13/6, 36/17, xxvii/13), spiritual intelligence
(32/5) free (10/10) from every prejudice — which is what
The Revelation of Arès calls penitence (28/25,
30/11, etc.) — as well as apostolate or harvesting
(5/2-5). The Arès Pilgrimage on the very place where Jesus, 1974,
and then the Father, 1977, spoke to the world is not compulsory,
at all. It is just a free additive to penitence and
apostolate or harvesting as well as the real
piety (Rev of Arès 35/6) that nourishes both the latter,
but real piety,penitence and harvesting
are personal actions which anyone can practice wherever he or
she lives. The Arès Pilgrims do not have any sanctuary
A few words on
the Arès Pilgrimage when it can occur :
Revelation of Arès, a Word from the Maker, is not about
God or religion.
It is about the coming man (30/13),penitence
(16/17) and Life (24/3-4).
Whether the Word was revealed by Isaiah circa 760 BC,
or Jesus in 30 in Galilee (Palestine) or in 1974 in Arès
or Muhammad in 700 in Arabia,
or God's Light in 1977 in Arès (France),
not two human beings can understand it in like manner. The Pilgrimage to Arès is not compulsory. It is just a time
to surpass oneself,
forget about differences, withdraw to the Core of Cores
(xxxiv/6) or the fundamentals, or love,
a Place where all possible ways of understanding and
praying vanish behind Life.
Pilgrimage just as The Revelation of Arès
do not belong in any religion.
The words regarded as the ones that founded the Pilgrimage
were uttered by the Creator on November 22, 1977 :
Arès xLi/1. I am here.
2. You come here, the brothers come here.
3. The lip seizes and holds the Fire from My Hand.
4. The brow burns.
5. The Fire enters the man.
6. Would the spide (spider) suck the Fire ?
7. Call on the brothers and brothers, "Come and seize the
8. "When your foot is down below, your shout flies off
9. Forty footsteps tie My Strength and My Favor together
where the forehead hits the stone, where the eye weeps jus
as your eye is weeping.
10. where the pikes of My Fire pierce evil
11. My Hand hurts the man, (but) the man lives,
12. his hand made bigger climbs My Arm.
13. Here the man's hand seizes and holds My Hand.
Every year Brother Michel, 90 years old on July
11 2019, goes on Pilgrimage to Arès in order to live the
supernatural Events again, which he witnessed in this very place
in 1974 and 1977, and fill his penitence and prophetic
action with Fire again. His brothers and sisters, that
have faith in The Revelation of Arès go with him there
for similar reasons, for they are witnesses and prophets
in his wake.
The Pilgrimage to Arès does not abolish other pilgrimages on
Earth. It gives them a final meaning, that is, an only Creator
exists, the very plain Father of Good,
whathever name men give him: Maker, God, the Eternal, Allah,
Father, Brahma, and so on. He is the Saint That gets you
to forget about sin, time and histoiry, which
are but makings of man. The Pilgrimage reminds men, whatever
religion they may have, whatever pack they may belong in, of the
fact that they are a special race that has to change
into good so as to avoid falling into the sin of
sins (38/2), that is, sinking into evil for ever.
Why go on Pilgrimage to Arès?
Neither an Arès Pilgrim nor anybody else in
quest of salvation is under a religious obligation of
any kind. The only path to salvation,
whether personal or collective (28/7), is penitence,
which for the time being consists in loving one's neighbor,
forgiving offenses, making peace with everybody everywhere,
thinking and speaking with kind-hearted intelligence
(32/5), being free (10/10) from all prejudices, and
for the future preparing to share everything with everybody. So
there is no more obligation to go on Pilgrimage to Arès than to
pray in such or such a manner. The Pilgrimage to Arès, however,
may be a strong necessity of personal conscience,
Who may come as a pilgrim ?
Any human, provided he or she is not a stubborn
sinner or unrepentant (26/11, 36/6)
with intent to cause disruption or coming purely out of
curiosity. Any human, whatever religion or philosophy he or she
has, is a Child of the Father (13/5) and is called
on (4/4). A suggestion is made to any pilgrim, who
has no ties with Arès Pilgrims, that he or she adopts their
habits on the sacred place : the tunic (a tunic is lent : the
tunic covers the clothes and so erases the differences between
sexes and personal states), bare feet.
Who welcomes you?
Some Arès Pilgrims. Arès Pilgrims, first a
nickname in the 70s, has become the usual name of the disciples
of The Revelation of Arès who now take on the cost of
the maintenance and service of the Pilgrime, managed by L'Œuvre
du Pèlerinage d'Arès (an association under the French 1905 Law).
The Arès Pilgrims do not form a religion, but they form a
liberating spiritual movement, so they do not keep jealous eyes
on their sanctuary. The Spirit (33/4-8)
of The Revelation of Arès is of openness. As they are
apostles of the rebirth of Life (24/5) in themselves
by penitence and in the world by the harvest of
penitents, they welcome all people of love, forgiveness
and peace, free of all prejudics, who believe that
there is one Truth, that the world has to change
(Revelation of Arès 28/7).
Where are you welcomed?
You enter the Pilgrimage premises at 46,
avenue de la Libération in Arès
(Gironde, France) into the house where Jesus appeared
in 1974, who on the Father's Behalf dictated The Gospel
Given at Arès (First part of The Revelation of Arès).
This house is not shown through — You shall not make this
place a sanctuary (40/2), Jesus said —. Unless you are a
regular pilgrim, you will be told all pieces of information you
need there (see Helpful information below).
What books are at your disposal?
The Revelation of Arès which
contains The Gospel Given in Arès (1974) and The
Book (1977), the Bible and the Quran. The other kinds of
revelation are miscellaneous and unforeseeable so much that are
not laid in the praying hall. However, any pilgrim can bring
along the books from which he or she has been used to praying.
Free prayer; no ceremony or ritual.
Only respect and discretion are required
from the pilgrims. The True (xxxiv/1-4) blossoms like
spring flowers in any place where the Breath wafts (2/14)
and humans intend anything but Good. Salvation is not
given to men by words, which are just mnemonic devices, but men
get it by practicing Good or penitence (30/11),
the Fire of which pilgrims, whetever habits of faith
they may have, go to Arès to rekindle.
A believer of a religion, whether jewish, or christian, or
muslim and so on, may feel stunned being given a free
hand to pray in the way he or she wants as well as seeing
the joy of the Arès Pilgrims when they share their piety habits
(the tunic, the bare feet, etc.) with him or her, even though
they do not force him or her to do so. It is because he or she
does not realize immediately thet an Arès Pilgrims is just a man
or woman of Good, a religionless penitent who
can't tell the difference between all of the penitents on
earth, whetever metaphysics they may have privately.
The Arès Pilgrims themselves are various.There are the ones who
have chosen to belong in the small remnant and take great care
to duplicate the specific mission of the witness or prophet
of The Revelation of Arès, but do not consider
themselves as topmost. There are the ones who follow less strict
paths for varied reasons and at different standards.
In any case, however, The Revelation of Arès brings
spiritual life into proportion and makes it a quest for Good,
for regaining the Creator's image and likeness (Genesis
1/26-27) within each creature that has set about loving
(2/12, 25/2-7, 27/4, 28/10-15) too much (12/7) if
necessary, forgiving (12/4), making peace
(xxv/11, 13/8, 15/5, 28/15, 36/17), restoring spiritual intelligence
(32/5), becoming free (1/10) of all
prejudices. This is how man is going to make the Day (31/8)
of happiness (26/23). The Arès Pilgrims are not gathered
together in a register, or by sharing a dogma or a visible sign.
What gathers them is the very strong conviction that only Good
can triumph over Evil, create the soul and
save individuals as well as the world.
The Arès Pilrimage where and when?
In summer at Arès, France (33740,
46 avenue de la Libération,
from June 21 to July 4,
from July 12 to July 25,
from August 2 to August 15.
For the three phases, the House of the Saint's Word (where the
Creator spoke in 1977) is open
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 18:00 to 21:00,
on Friday 08:30 to 11:30
on Saturday and Sunday, also on July 14 and August 15 (except
when they fall on a Friday) 17:30 to 21:00
Each pilgrim prays and/or meditates freely and is careful not
to bother other pilgrims.
Helpful information :
On arriving the new pilgrim is not asked his or her name or what
religion he or she belongs in. Only two questions are asked to him
or her, "Do you believe that The Revelation of Arès, the
Bible and the Quran are from the Creator?" and "Do you love all of
men and do you forgive all of their offenses?"
If he or she answers yes to both questions, he or she is welcomed
by brothers and sisters, who reminds him or her of the meaning of
the Pilgrimage to Arès.
If he or she answers yes to one question only, the brothers or
sisters pay closer attention to him or her.
If he or she answers no to both questions, he or she is asked a
third question, "Do you think that an especially important event
has taken place here? Are you here to ponder it? Will you have
respect for the Pilgrimage peace and routine?"
If he or she answers yes to this question, the reception brothers
or sisters will pay very close attention to him or her before one
of them goes with him to the exedra, which is the anteroom to the
If he or she answers no to the question, we will be very sorry not
to let him or her in.
What are you to know, if you want to be a member of the small
remnant (24/1) some day?
There is nowhere any register, or central filing system, or ritual
or conditions of membership in the Assembly of those who
believe in The Revelation of Arès, because, on
principle, they at full term, on the Day when there
is no more day or night, when the Light covers everything
(31/8), will be all of the Creator's Children,
all of the Good men.Due to this, you can
tell only two kinds of disciples of The Revelation of Arès :
Those of the small remnant — The Arès Pilgrims
spelt by the witness with upper-case P —and
the others, the great melting-pot of the Arès pilgrims spelt with
lower-case p. The former and the latter are penitents,
however, so none of them is a guaranteed elect, fot no one
can know who is saved and who is not saved (11/3).
Only the Arès Pilgrims of the small remnant are
definable, because they as strictly as possible understand The
Revelation of Arès and put it into practice as the
prophet do. The others understand The Revelation of
Arès and put it into practice in varied many ways. But all of Arès Pilgrims and Arès pilgrims are radically
different from traditional believers who seek salvation in the
dogmas, laws and prejudices of a religion. An Arès Pilgrim as well
as an Arès pilgrim is a free (10/10) conscience. He or
she contributes to the salvation or change of the
world (28/7) by his or her own penitence (the
practice of love, forgiveness, peace, free good-hearted
intelligence) and by his or her continuous harvest
of new penitents. His or her faith is conscienced
(xxii/14), that is, based on the conscience that nothing but
The Revelation of Arès explains all historical Scriptures
which are crammed with books by men (35/12).
Arès Pilgrims as well as Arès pilgrims work together towards the
revival of the genuine Christianity of the Sermon on the
Mount (Matthew ch. 5 to 7).
The Fire of plain spiritual life, which is the
quest for Good,
is what people come and rekindle within themselves in Arès for
the Pilgrimage time, when it can occur.