This 9 September marks the 159th anniversary of the death of Blessed Father Laval. Thousands of Mauritians of all religious denominations will converge on Father Laval’s tomb at Ste Croix on 8 and 9 September. This year’s pilgrimage will take place over the weekend. At a press conference on Wednesday 30 August, Father André Sunassee pointed out that the Church is expecting large crowds to turn out with great fervour, as was the case for the ordination of Monsignor Jean-Michel Durhône.
Some practical information: as part of this pilgrimage, Father Sunassee points out that the vault and the church will be open to the faithful until midnight only. As far as public transport is concerned, the underground will be in operation until 1.30am. The same applies to some public transport services. The first mass will be said at 5.30pm. The 8pm Mass will be televised and presided over by Monsignor Jean-Michael Durhône.