life unlike religion life or sect life commits man to nothing but the
of the Father and his Good deep within himself. Because of
this the concept of spiritual life seems indistinct to the current
which does not like indistinction. This explains why people mistakenly
about us as a religion or a sect.
Spiritual life is what people come and get in Arès.
A lot of differences, provided that they are associated with Good, are swallowed up in spiritual life,
so that an Arès Pilgrim, whose life is spiritual, can read the Bible
the Veda and other books with no embarrassment for the blending, and
consider The Revelation of Arès as
of what they all have which is true.
Anyhow, it is not in the texts that salvation
is found, but in life slanting to Good,
see the differences, but an Arès
Pilgrim does not see them. Our missionaries know well that it is hard
the public understanding the lamination through the mind of the
of the Word. We look colorless and even nonexistent, because we do not
outward appearance dramatic or even visible or distinct, and when we
us, "But who are you? What do you do?" we reply, "Men and women with
intense inward life. All takes place deep within each of us and we call
What gathers us together is the fusion of our
There is an only exception: The Pilgrimage to Arès, where you can see
visible and distinct: The place of the Saint's
apparition, the tunic and bare feet of the pilgrim, his or her prayer
To me the Pilgrimage is very important, because I can live there again
lived up to in the face of Jesus in 1974 and the Father's Voice in 1977. To me this is a sacred
time of extreme delicacy and
tenderness. I guess that, even though they have not witnessed Jesus and
Father, the other pilgrims feel things likewise, because they are my
I might say that the Pilgrimage is par excellence the race for Life (Rev of Arès 24/3-5). Whenever
people ask me, "How come you are in top form at the age of 83?" I
have several answers, but I often use this one, "I go on the
There is no pilgrimage like the Arès Pilgrimage. It has done away with
religions make use of in their many pilgrimages on earth. Religion
makes man a
wolf, a wolf in the middle of its pack. The Arès Pilgrimage makes man a
man of the whole world, that world that an Arès Pilgrim knows he or she
has to change into a society of love, forgiveness, peace, intelligence
and absolute freedom.
Spiritual life, penitence, the
are not actions achieved besides
life. They are everyday life for an Arès Pilgrim. Spiritual life is not
something pertaining to thought like religion. It is simply life.
The Pilgrimage helps believers to have spiritual life and then, after
gained it, the Pilgrimage helps them to strengthen it continually.
In summer at Arès, France
46 avenue de la Libération,
June 21 to July 4,
from July 12 to July 25,
and from August 2 to August 15.
The Maison de la Ste-Parole (House of the Saint's Word, where the
in 1977) is open
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurday 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
a Friday) 17:30 to 21:00
Each pilgrim prays and/or meditates freely without bothering the others.