The Diocese of Belley-Ars: 200 years old

On 24, 25 and 26 June, the bicentenary of the new configuration of the Diocese of Belley-Ars came to a close in Belley. The heart of the Curé of Ars was venerated, among other places, in our two chapels, with moments of personal and communal prayer, as well as with the celebration of the Eucharist. The final Eucharist in the Cathedral was presided over by Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Mgr Pascal Roland, Bishop of the diocese of Belley-Ars and Father Frederic Pelletier, Vicar General of the diocese, stayed in our house. We shared moments of fraternity with them. We also visited the house and explained the exhibition.

The Cardinal and the Bishop left these words in the golden book of Gabriel Taborin House

“The Holy Family on earth and the presence of the Holy Family in heaven, the Holy Trinity! Thanks to the Brothers of the Holy Family of Belley for their fidelity to the charism received from the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church and the evangelisation of the world. Long life and confidence in the future! For the glory of God and the salvation of the world”. Marc Card. Ouellet

“The Jubilee is the occasion to better appreciate the beautiful collaboration between Mgr Devie and Gabriel Taborin. I admire the discernment of Mgr Devie who knew how to recognise the charism of Br Gabriel and to encourage him to spread the Holy Family“. Pascal Roland. Evèque de Belley-Ars