By Francois Farquet
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
“Abbaye1500” is a free application to accompany anyone wishing to go on the pilgrimage on the St-Maurice Abbey site, created on the occasion of its jubilee : 1500 years of uninterrupted activity. It’s extremely easy to use, accessible to everybody whatever their approach as a pilgrim. There are meditation texts, gestures to make individually or as a family, recordings of songs and a children’s story. It can accompany a few minutes’ personal reflection like carrying out a pilgrimage to St Maurice on the martyrdom site.
The application guides the pilgrim on a itinerary of six stages within the Basilica and secondly, the “tablet route” which leads from the Basilica to the Vérolliez Chapel on the Martyrs’ Field over about 2 kilometres and meeting four personalities who left their mark on the history of the Abbey. At each stage there is a text and audio recording – an edition for adults and a children’s version.
The Abbey was built in 515 in St Maurice / Valais / Switzerland by St Sigismond, King of Burgundy. He wanted to commemorate the martyrdom around the year 390 of a troop of Egyptian Roman soldiers commanded by Maurice. St Théodule, Bishop of Valais, had previously had a chapel built in honour of the martyrs on the site of the Abbey. Since the 12th century, the Abbey canons have followed the rules of St Augustine.
Ai expérimenté avec mes enfants la visite de la Basilique accompagné de l'app. Tous les avis convergent: juste exceptionnel!
Magnifiques chants !
De belles prières et de magnifiques chants pour découvrir la basilique dans un esprit de méditation