"For a long time, our community has wanted to be able to transfer Léonie’s burial place from the crypt to the chapel to make it a more accessible place for the growing number of pilgrims who come to pray and meditate at her tomb. But the high cost of the improvements to our building which are absolutely necessary to carrying out this plan have thwarted our desire. The expense of the construction work is beyond our means.
First, we want to build a sarcophagus in our chapel to receive the shrine containing the body of our sister.
Then there are many repairs to be made in different parts of the chapel. We have discovered that the wood of the balcony overlooking the site for the sarcophagus is filled with worms. We have begun to treat the wood. The pavement of the chapel floor is badly damaged; it would be dangerous for pilgrims.
Once these repairs are complete, we will then clean the Stations of the Cross and the stained-glass windows of the chapel. All of them have gotten dirty from an old, badly regulated heating system.
So we stretch out our hands to our friends, to all those who are kind and caring and who, with us, hope that Léonie may become better known and intercede helpfully for those who are in trouble and in suffering.
If you want to contribute to the costs incurred by the administrative procedures for the conduct of Léonie’s process for sainthood, please send your contribution, however modest it may be, either:
- by mail addressed to:
Communauté de la Visitation
3 rue de l’abbatiale
- to contribute online, click here on the community Web site of the Visitation nuns at Caen. Scroll down till you see a DONATE button. Click on it, and you will be guided in English to contribute by Paypal or by credit card.
Be sure of our friendship in Christ and of our prayer for all your intentions.
- The Sisters of the Visitation of Caen"