“The Lady told me,” said Claude, “that when we go to confession we are kneeling down not before a priest, but we’re kneeling down by the Cross of Her Son. And that when we are truly sorry for our sins, and we confess our sins, the Blood He shed flows down over us and washes us free from all sins.”
Photo: Confession during the St. Mary Magdalene festival in Vezelay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vezelay is one of France’s most beautiful historic villages. It is known for the Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, or the Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, an important pilgrimage site on St. James’ Way.
Yves Gellie, July 2007