Dear editor and dear readers of Le Pèlerin.
I turned 96 in April and I write to you as a loyal reader, a loyalty that spans no less than one hundred and fifty years. Indeed, my grandparents, Victor and Louise Julienne, subscribed to Le Pèlerin for the very first issue, on July 12, 1873, and the tradition of love for your newspaper has been passed down from generation to generation.
Today, my family has grown to include 7 children, 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and it is wonderful to see that the passion for The Pilgrim continues.
I have been receiving the magazine for thirty years in my hamlet of 20 inhabitants of Latay, in Nort-sur-Erdre, in Loire-Atlantique. Le Pèlerin has always been more than just a newspaper for me: a source of comfort, inspiration and information. As a Christian magazine, it has played a vital role in nourishing my faith and helping me deepen my relationship with God.
Despite technological developments, wars and changes in the way information is disseminated, nothing can replace the pleasure I feel when holding its pages in my hands. One of the joys that reading it gives me is the possibility of selecting for each of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, based on their interests, articles which, in my opinion, will shed light on Christian teachings and spiritual values. The resulting discussions are always lively and enriching.
Your articles have the capacity to bring generations together around varied subjects, thus nourishing our curiosity and our desire to understand the world around us in the light of our faith.
I wanted to take a moment to convey to you my gratitude and affection for this special bond that Le Pèlerin has created between my family, our Christian faith and the values that the newspaper promotes.
Hoping that this letter reaches your offices and that you can understand how important your work has been to a 96 year old grandmother and her large family.
Louise L., known as Grandma Louisette