|The Calvary at Chavagnes International College|
In France today is a holiday (some of the younger boys thought that this would mean that they would not have any classes... poor fools!) but as elsewhere, this does not mean that there is greater amount of piety. Here in Chavagnes the civil Act was moved to 10.00am and shortened to five minutes or so.
We had planned our day around an Act of Remembrance in the town at 11.00am, so all of that went by the board. Luckily we have our own Calvary in the grounds, and we were planning a school Act of Remembrance there anyway.
|Catafalque for the Requiem Mass, with added candles.|
The boys were exemplary. There is always a worry I suppose, boys being boys, that these moments of solemnity can be destroyed by foolish behaviour. But it was not. They were men and behaved accordingly, with dignity and solemnity.
We then passed to the Church for a Requiem Mass for the Dead who have fallen in conflict.
|View from the Calvary to the College|
|Mrs McDermott's Memorial in the entrance to the Chape|
M. L.Abbé Raffugeau
M. L’Abbé Bernier
M. L’Abbé Audureau
M. L’Abbé Gabard
M. L’Abbé Durand
Requiescant in pace.