has become a pilgrimage site for the devotion to the Sacred Heart welcoming
over 300,000 pilgrims every year. Since 1985, the shrine has been entrusted by the local bishop
of Autun to priests and laity from the Emmanuel Community.
Every year since 1975, the Emmanuel Community organizes summer
sessions in Paray-le-Monial
including sessions for families, priests, artists, young adults and an international youth forum.
Today around 20,000 people participate in the sessions.
"Today we are here in Paray-le-Monial, in front of the open
Heart of Christ, and we want to draw from deep inside it the Love our families so need"
Pope John Paul II, visit to Paray-le-Monial, 1986