|june 25, 200X (0062us)
the Arès pilgrimage (a duplication of #0031us)
reception house the pilgrim walks right along the gallery up to the
"déchaussoir" (le room where pilgrims get unshod) where they put on a tunic
and leave their shoes or
sandals. Then they go through to the room where the Creator manifested
himself in 1977 (The Saint's Word House with a belltower) where he
prays or meditates freely.
summer in Arès, France (33740, Gironde),
46 avenue de la Liberation,
from June 21 to July 4,
from July 12 to 25
and from August 2 to 15.
Opening of the Theophanic place (where the Maker manifested in 1977):
on Friday, 08:30 am to 11:30 am,
on Saturday, on Sunday, on July 14 and August 15 (except when they fall
on a Friday) 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm,
on other days, 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm.
Every pilgrim prays and/or meditates freely without disturbing the
Who goes in pilgrimage to Arès?
First of all people at
of free (Rév of Arès 10/10)
who have welcomed the
(Bible, Quran), who know their recalcitrance to and infringement of Good,
that is, that is, who know good from evil, love from
indifference and hatred, forgiveness from the spirit of judgement,
(36/16), peace from conflict, spiritual intelligence
who have heard the Father's
request and converted to The
Revelation of Arès, the Light
the darkness of religious interpretations,
who have decided to stop
sinning and enter upon penitence,
that is, practice good and
in short, men of the
come (Rev of Arès 30/13).
But also anybody else,
nonbeliever, provided that he does not come just out of curiosity, and
that his visit makes sense, if he states his respect for The
of Arès, the Bible and the Quran, and states that love of
all men and forgiveness of all
offenses constitute the key to global happiness.
What does a pilgrim come for?
He or she comes to take
the Fire from the
very Hand of the Maker, who
manifested and spoke The Revelation
on that very place in 1977, and who has never left it (I am here...
of Arès XLI/1-8, XLVIII/9).
How to take the Fire?
pilgrim goes about it in whatever way he conceives or feels deep down,
provided it is a dignified and discreet one. Usually, a pilgrim strikes
with his forehead
(XLI/4) and kisses (his lip
XLVIII/9) the spot, marked with a plain elliptic wooden frame,
the central Light rose and
stood on the five 1977 theophany days, and then
he goes and sits down anywhere in the hall to kindle or rekindle, by
praying and/or pondering, every reason he has and his willpower to
bring humanity, first of all his own humanity, to recover its spiritual
source (Rev of Arès 24/4).
Why is each pilgrim advised
to take off his or her shoes and put on a tunic?
Whoever has no
personal tunic can be lent
one, if some tunics are being
One takes one's shoes off just as Moses did
where the Maker was to speak to him (Exodus
3/5). The tunic
the sexes, the richness or cheapness of clothes, the fear of the
judgement of others and generally the fears of all that makes
people giggle or be impatient,
which divides and breaks up society (Rev
of Arès 10/13-14). The tunic,
which will turn into the coot
or kitoneth when used as
one's shroud, is also a
reminder that one has to die as long as a small remnant have
not defeated sin (28/12).
The pilgrim's thought:
The Abrahamic religion
becoming judaism, christianity and islam has changed into noise
for God's Word in Jerusalem (Rev of Arès XLVII/2). Hence the
moving house to France. The loving
Father (Rev of Arès 12/7), however,
does not doom religion to hell (For all that don't gather that those
men have met perdition... 16/2), but he is harshly critical of it.
Notably, religion has distorted the concept of salvation. Religion has
preached personal salvation, while in fact it is inseparable from
global salvation. Religion has preached salvation as if it was
dependent on Heaven's judgment, while in fact it depends only and
existentially on man's behavior. Only penitence
(the practice of Good and
refusal to sin) saves and, just as the Father cannot live without his
human creature, his son, no penitent gets saved if he
strive (as far as his or her circumstances permit) to save other men,
his or her brothers and sisters (Save!
Do not judge! Rev of Ares 27/3). Each penitent is
a harvester of penitents, as The Revelation of Arès
deep down undertakes or re-undertakes to awaken spiritual life,
is, Good, in himself or
herself as well as in others.
One does not go to Arès to
beg for a miracle, which occasionally happens to occur without being
sought for, anyhow.
Quite the contrary, one goes there to give himself as
a miracle, the miracle of one's faith in the self-redeeming effort (penitence),
which The Revelation of Ares calls on man
to make. Any man
can be made a God, just
as Jesus was, only by setting his steps in
the Steps of the Father (Rev
of Ares 2/12-13). This spiritual rerooting
is growing more and more necessary in the early 21th century. Problems,
man recently still thought had been left behind after the struggles,
wars and hardships of the 20th century, are re-emerging ahead of him,
whether social, political, economical or only human. The Father came
to speak to men by the end of the 20th century, because he was well
aware that perils: rivalry,
deception, hatred, violence and war, would
be experienced again. The Creator came back to remind man that man is
Creator's image and likeness
(Genesis 1/27) and therefore can generate his own
grace, his own miracle, if he wants to. The pilgrim asserts that he
If I had not seen the
Pilgrimage to Arès re-open every year on June 21st ever since 1974, a
failure might have eventually overcome me. For 32 years I have seen
thousands and thousands of believers come to Arès filled with hope, but
not hope of strengthening their faith. Those do not come back to Arès
disappointed to fail to find "something fantastic" there and failing to
admit that they had never put their faith in the spiritual properties
of effort (penitence).
Those are unwilling to understand that the one answerable for evil is
man, but not God, and that they only make matters worse by leaving it
up to a few ambitious powers to rule the world. I can also see numerous
men elsewhere, jews,
christians, muslims, humanists, who expected Good to establish
itself on earth
at last, and who now give up hope that the world could draw lessons
horrendous 20th century, ever. I can see a lot of silly and unfair
actions taken by the men that claim they are capable of ruling the
world, in short, I can see so many things likely to bring crowds to
think that evil is to remain strongest ineluctably. Yes, I would suffer
terrible feeling of failure, if I couldn't go on Pilgrimage to Arès,
the place where I
reaffirm my faith and hope every year. I know that the world of
already been born into the square foot where the stick of light rose
and stood in 1977.
Evil will never grow
stronger than Good and will
eventually be conquered. Violence, injustice, domination and
despoliation will not stay perpetual. Yes, man will some day
perpetual happiness. This is the
profound meaning of the Arès Pilgrimage.
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