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May 20, 2015 (165US)
Why a Pilgrimage?


God’s Word does not talk about God or religion.
God’s Word talks about the man of the time to come (3/13) and Life (24/3-4).
The Word may be released from the lips
of Jesus in the year 30 or in1974,
or of Muhammad in 700,
or from a light in 1977,
it’s nowhere two men who understand It in the same way.
Hence the significance of Pilgrimages as times of transcendence,
of eternity before due time,
when the manners of understanding disappear below Life.
(Michel Potay to a newsman, 1989)

The Arès Pilgrimage is based on The Revelation of Arès’s verses XLI/1-13:

1. I am here.
2. You come here, the brothers come here.
3. The lip takes the Fire from My Hand.
4. The forehead burns.
5. The Fire goes into the man.
6. Might the arachnida [spider] suck the Fire?
7. Call out the brothers and brothers: "Come 'n take the Fire!
8. "When your foot goes down, your call will rise high."
9. Forty footsteps tie up My Strength and My Favor around where the brow hits the flagstone, where the eye weeps just as your eye is weeping,
10. where the picks of My Fire gash evil
11. My Hand hurts the man, [but] the man lives,
12. his hand stretched climbs My Arm.
13. Here man’s hand seizes hold of My Hand.

Saints LieuxWhat is the meaning of the Pilgrimage?

to everybody :
The Arès Pilgrims do not jealously guard their sanctuary. Their great expectations are stamped with The Revelation of Arès’s Spirit of openness. They have not developed a religion; they work within themselves through penitence and within the world through the harvest of penitents for the restoration of Life (24/5). They want themselves to be as friendly as the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew ch. 5 à 7) and the Father of the Universe (12/4): Truth is that the world has to change (28/7) for the better.
is nothing else.

The place where Jesus came in 1974 and the Theophanies en 1977 occurred in Arès (Gironde, France) is the property of the Œuvre du Pèlerinage d’Arès (An Arès Pilgrims Association under the 1905 French Act) under the trusteeship of The Revelation of Arès’s witness (11/1, 37/1) >and prophet (34/8, 36/17, xxxvii/2), but the Œuvre du Pèlerinage d’Arès welcomes whole mankind at whom The Revelation of Arès is aimed.

Each human is the Father’s Child (13/5) and is called (4/4), provided he is not a stubborn sinner (36/7) who comes to the Arès Pilgrimage as a troublemaker or a nosey person, and provided he states that he has respect for the Saint’s Place. Once he is there he prays or ponders according to his own habits. Nevertheless, he is asked to abide by the ways that the small remnant (24/1) of penitents (12/9, 30/11, 35/2, 37/3, etc.) gathered by the eldest brother (16/1) monitor the Pilgrimage and provide it good upkeep, reception, respect and peace.

In the Theophanies hall, which is the Pilgrimage prayer place, all the pilgrims have the run of The Revelation of Arès, which consists of The Gospel delivered in Arès (1974) and The Book (1977), along with the Bible and the Quran . Other kinds of revelations, considering their variousness and unpredictability, are not available on the spot.

to the small remnant of penitents (24/1) usually dubbed Arès Pilgrims :
An Arès Pilgrim is different from a traditional believer who seeks salvation matching his conduct to his religion or cult’s dogmae, rules and prejudices. An ArèsPilgrim is a free (1/10 conscience; he or she contributes toward the world’s salvation or change (28/7) by being a penitent, that is, someone practicing love, forgiveness, peace, intelligence and making himself or herself free from all prejudices and by harvesting more penitents. His faith is conscienced (xxii/14), that is, just based on the awareness that The Revelation of Arès, the purity of which is claimed by the witness, explains all of the Historical Scriptures which are defiled with books (or interpretations) written by men (35/12). He works toward giving rebirth to the original christianity of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew ch. 5 to 7).
The Fire of the straightforward spiritual life, which consists in looking for Good, is what Arès Pilgrims come ‘n find at the Pilgrimage.

There is no compulsory ceremony or rite at the Arès Pilgrimage; only respect is laid down. An Arès Pilgrim reads The Revelation of Arès and the Bible and the Quran as well, because the True (XXXIV/1-4) is wherever the Breathe rises (2/14) and at any rate you do not get salvation by reading words, which form no more than an aide-mémoire, but you get it by practicing Good or penitence (30/11).

A believer in religion has circumspect cautious relationships, if any, with other religions. An Arès Pilgrim Is not in a religion, he or she is a good man or woman, who do not differientiate between penitents, whatever metaphysics they may follow personally. An Arès Pilgrim comes to the decision that he or she belongs in the small remnant to integrate well into the mission of The Revelation of Arès’s witness and prophet, but not because he or she thinks he or she is above all men. The Revelation of Arès brings back faith to a quest for Good, the restoration of the Creator’s image and likeness (Genesis 1/26-27) deep down any creature by loving (2/12, 25/2-7, 27/4, 28/10-15) even too much (12/7) if necessary, forgiving (12/4), making peace (XXV/11, 13/8, 15/5, 28/15, 36/17), rekindling good-hearted intelligence (32/5) and becoming free (1/10) from prejudices whatever. Such is the road to the Day (31/8) of happiness (26/23).
What gathers the Arès Pilgrims together is not a register, or a dogma, or a visible sign; it is the belief that only Good will conquer Evil and save individuals as well as the world. It is not even at the Pilgrimage that you can pick them out, since they share their tunics, bare feet and even prayer or meditation with all of the present company.

By going on the Arès Pilgrimage I can live again what I lived through in 1974 and 1977 when Jesus and then the Father spoke to me. My brothers and sisters in faith, the Arès Pilgrims, experience the same, because they witness me so that they in a way are witnesses of The Revelation of Arès.
The Arès Pilgrimage does not do away with the other pilgrimage on earth. It gives them an ultimate meaning: There is a sole Creator, the simpliest Father of Good, whatever name and whatever look He is given, whatever time and whatever place He has manifested Himself, a Creator above History which is just man-made. The Arès Pilgrimage reminds humans, whatever religion they have, whatever pack they belong in, that they make up one species which has to change for the better, so as to avoid falling into the sin of sins (38/2), that is, sink to evil for ever.

Note that the Arès Pilgrims are under no obligation to go on the Pilgrimage. It is just up to them to go there, it is as free as praying. The Pilgrimage is just a personal necessity as conscience dictates. Only continuous penitence, the practice of Good and apostolate (harvest), is an Arès Pilgrim's basic achievement, reason for existence, logic.

The Arès Pilgrimage, where and when?

In summer at Arès, France (33740, Gironde),
46 avenue de la Libération,

Three phases:
from June 21 to July 4,
from July 12 to July 25,
from August 2 to August 15. 

The Maison de la Ste-Parole (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.

When entering the Arès Pilgrimage premises a new pilgrim is not asked for name or religion. He or she is just asked two questions, "Do you believe that The Revelation of Arès, the Bible and the Quran have been revealed by the Creator?" and, "Do you love all men and forgive their offenses?"
If the new pilgrim answers yes to both questions he or she is hosted by brothers or sisters who remind him of what the Pilgrimage means.
If he or she answers yes to either question, he or she is hosted more attentively.

If he or she answers no to both questions, he or she is told in substance, "We cannot understand the reason why you want to visit this place. If you are here as a troublemaker, you can’t prevent The Revelation of Arès and the Pilgrimage from being forever, and you’ll be ejected. If you are a nosy person, just be aware that there’s nothing special to see or hear." All the same, he or she is asked a third question, "Do you think that something important and respectable has happened in this place; do you come to ponder it and do you agree to stick to the habits of the Pilgrimage?"
If he or she answers yes, he or she will be hosted in an especially attentive way by brothers ans sisters, and then he or she is showed to the exedra and the prayer hall.
If he or she answers no, he or she is forbidden to enter, regretfully.

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