In the footsteps of Cardinal Lavigerie, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary. Extract from the Mini-Lien of the France Sector.
ST MARTIN's BASILICA IN TOURS, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019 at 11:00 am
Why in Tours?
Stan Lubungo wrote in Petit Echo n° 1099: “There is reason to believe that our founder had received a proper gift from the Spirit to be an apostle and missionary in Africa. We can think of this dream, to which he often referred and in which he was transported to an unknown and foreign country where people of dark skin, speaking a foreign language came to him and how very soon afterwards he found himself appointed Archbishop of Algiers.“ And this decisive dream, very Pauline, took place at the tomb of Saint Martin in Tours
When we look at the work that the Cardinal has accomplished, it is indisputable that he did not achieve this without having been called to it and without having been supported by divine grace. This is why we see it fit to celebrate the 150th anniversary where the Cardinal’s history is in line with the main currents of the Church.