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Starting tomorrow, April 20th, the Marists invite you to join us in a Novena to St. Peter Chanel whose feast we will celebrate on April 28th. Novena prayers will be posted daily on our website.

The Novena reflections were written by Fr. Pascal Boidin, SM, Rector of Notre Dame de France in London, United Kingdom. The introduction below by Fr. Boidin explains his inspiration for the Novena.

The stained glass windows of the big chapel at La Neylière were put in by Raphaël Lardeur from 1931 to 1935. They are wary the stages of the life of Mary, based on the theme of Nazareth. At the initiative of Jean-Baptiste Frondas, the Maristes en Education team at la Verpilière has produced a booklet based on this work of art as a presentation of Marist Spirituality. I’ve used this as my inspiration for this scene as my inspiration for this novena to St Peter Chanel. Each window has a theme. We follow them day by day.

Click here to learn more about St. Peter Chanel.