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Retour à la maison du Père

Gildas Dyèvre nous a quittés la nuit dernière. Il souffrait depuis plusieurs années d’un Parkinson. Il fut Commissaire fédéral de l’UIGSE de 1989 à 1995. Elu juste au moment de la chute du Mur de Berlin, il s’est passionné pour l’ouverture de tous les pays derrière le Rideau de Fer et ces nouveaux contacts en Hongrie, Lettonie, Lituanie, Pologne, Roumanie, « Tchécoslovaquie », Ukraine, sans pour autant négliger les autres associations ! Nous gardons de lui le souvenir d’un homme très droit, rigoureux, vigilant, accessible à tous. Prions pour le repos de son âme et pour sa nombreuse famille.

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Return to the Father’s home

Gildas Dyèvre left us last night. For several years, he had been suffering of Parkinson. He was Federal commissioner of the UIGSE from 1989 to 1995. Elected just when the Wall of Berlin collapsed, he was fascinated by the opening of all the countries behind the Iron Curtain and these new contacts in Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, “Czechoslovakia”, Ukraine, without neglecting the other associations! We keep the image of a very righteous man, rigorous, vigilant, accessible to all. Let us pray for the rest of his soul and for his numerous family.

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The sixth festival « between Heaven and sea » organized in this place, considered by some people as the height marvel of the modern world, took place from July 8th to 13th. The aim of this festival is to promote Christian arts and to awaken the numerous visitors coming from so different countries to the Catholic dimension of this place of pilgrimage.

With about 15 rangers of the Fire of Rennes, we joined the group of volunteers who came to help for the good running of the festival. Divided into groups of 3 or 4, we had various missions according to the days and to the artists who were intervening: every day, we settled the tents and stands of the permanent artists on the “Parvis de la Croix de Jérusalem”. So visitors could make a break during their walk up or down the numerous steps leading to the abbey. They could admire paintings, icons, calligraphies, sculpture and others. A group of volunteers was in charge of promoting these stands at the entrance of the terrace, calling the tourists, in French, English or Spanish, even in Japanese for the most courageous ones. In Saint-Peter’s church, located in the main street of the Mount, we invited the passers-by to come and listen to religious concerts or simply to stop for a while in this sacred place; This rich experience obliged us to meet people, but at the same time to remain delicate and smiling in order not to hurt their sensitivity. Although some people preferred not to pay attention to us, we were surprised to see how people pay attention, are curious and full of good will, even if they don’t have Faith.


These five days also enabled us, after 5 other days walking during the previous week, to act concretely, as true rangers, offering our folded up sleeves, the reason why we have chosen to go on with our guide experience: service. The family and relaxed atmosphere within the volunteers helped us to take the best out of this experience. Besides, we managed to find a regular time between us in order to strengthen our links within our Fire.

Concerts, visits, exhibitions… there were so many proposals offered by the festival, that we had to promote and to which we could freely take part! We could discover the numerous lanes and the steps of this Breton monument (this is a testimony given by guides from Rennes!), while chatting with curious visitors, pious pilgrims and all passers-by.

We could testify of our Faith with our uniform, among people coming from different regions and countries who could consider that Catholicism is disappearing.

May the festival go on in the future years and find motivated volunteers!

Alice and Elisabeth, on behalf of the Fire of Rennes