Story of Our Lady of Laghet:
Unlike many shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there was no visible apparition here at this small chapel. But beginning in 1652, reports came of it was reported spontaneous healings of the physically sick and mentally ill, and soon visitors were coming from all over France and beyond.
After investigating many of the reports of healings, many were deemed to be miraculous. On December 26, 1653, worship was officially authorized, and on April 16, 1654, the official pilgrimage to Laghet was organized by the Bishop and led by the Consuls of Nice, who gave 100 écus to build a fountain providing spring water for pilgrims traveling to the Shrine, which is still in use today.
About the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laghet:
The Sanctuary is under the care of the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre in 1978 and is now operated as a place of spiritual retreat center.
When you enter the church building, you will notice hundred of Ex-Votos, testimony expressing gratitude to the Blessed Virgin Mary for healings and graces obtained, with the letters VFGA, meaning “has made a vow and obtained grace”. Some of them are painted by professional artists and others are obviously done by amateurs.
Retreats are available to the public for a fee of room and board. You are welcome to take part in all activities: daily masses, the liturgy of hours, daily exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and the meditation of the rosary.
The sanctuary hotel is open all year round to pilgrims, families, young people and all groups wishing to take a rest or a retreat, make a pilgrimage or hike there.
Finding the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laghet in La Trinite:
La Trinite is a short distance from Nice, which is the nearest major airport. There is train service from Nice…just a short 11-minute ride. And, of course, the nearest major airport is in Nice. You can get train and flight schedules and see fares here.
Tel: +33 04 92 41 50 50
email: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laghet