Notre-Dame du Laus, « refuge des Pêcheurs »

It was in May 1664, above the village of Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, that the Virgin Mary made her first apparition to a shepherdess, Benoîte Rencurel. During the following apparitions, the Virgin asked her to build a church and a house for priests, in the hamlet of Le Laus, in order to attract Christians wishing to live a path of conversion.

The Virgin Mary would have appeared at Benoîte Rencurel several hundred times in 54 years.

The shepherdess died at the age of 71, recognized by all as a saint for the fervor of her prayer, her patience and gentleness in welcoming pilgrims and her obedience to the Church.

Today the Shrine has become the spiritual center of the Diocese of Gap, a place of rest and recollection, whose official recognition of the Marian apparitions by the Church was proclaimed on May 4, 2008.

Near the altar of the Chapel of Bon contre, integrated into the Basilica of Our Lady of Laus, an oil lamp is permanently burning in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The Virgin Mary is said to have said to Benoîte Rencurel "the oil of the lamp, if one takes it and applies it, if one resorts to her intercession and has faith, one will be healed".

Notre-Dame du Laus is today one of the main places of pilgrimage in France, a place that invites you to discover the rich cultural heritage of the High Alps along the Via Alta as in Boscodon or Embrun.

Jean Guitton said of this place that it is "one of the most hidden and powerful treasures in the history of Europe".

Among the emblematic places of the sanctuary, we must mention the house of Benoîte Rencurel, the Basilica of Our Lady of Laus, the promontory of Le Pindreau where "Dame Marie" appeared indicating the hamlet of Le Laus where Benoîte Rencurel will find "a chapel from which will exhale good smells", the of the Precious Blood and the Oratory of the Angel's Pass which symbolizes a legend concerning Benoîte Rencurel.

  

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame du Laus

05130 Saint-Etienne-le Laus

 

http://www.sanctuaire-notredamedulaus.com/

 

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Phénomène inouï, commencé du vivant de Benoîte Rencurel et régulièrement réitéré depuis, les effluves odoriférantes du Laus (Hautes-Alpes) font partie intégrante des apparitions. René Humetz reprend le dossier en professionnel, à partir des témoignages de pèlerins au cours des siècles et d'expertises. L'enquête se révèle passionnante et les conclusions, surprenantes. La récurrence des parfums au Laus n'est pas anodine, elle authentifie la sainteté du lieu. L'Eglise a d'ailleurs reconnu officiellement Notre-Dame du Laus comme lieu d'apparitions mariales le 4 mai 2008. " Le lieu est saint, la Vierge est sainte, le pèlerin est sanctifié : c'est la grâce du Laus. " Si de très nombreuses personnes de toutes conditions ont senti et sentent encore les bonnes odeurs qui s'exhalent du Laus, comme nous le montre ce livre, c'est pour rappeler que cette grâce de Notre-Dame du Laus n'est pas réservée à une élite, mais qu'elle est pour tous.

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