This rather unusual fact happened on April 13 at the church Saint Jérôme of Matane in Quebec.
Raymond, who is the person in charge of the group of prayer at the church, received the pilgrim statue of 19 inches from the hands of Patrick Bisson just after Easter for 9 days of prayer. Patrick is in charge of spreading the Flame of Love in the parishes of the Bas St-Laurent.
It is the first time that we hear such a thing since we are in charge of the Movement in Canada. And even in the United States, nothing like that has happened until now.
St Jerome Church City of Matane
A visit to the church
Christine and I went to Matane on Tuesday, April 25. At the Saint-Jérôme church, we met Michel who explained to us the events concerning the theft of the statue.
The theft must have taken place during the night when the church was closed. The back door was somewhat broken and the person or persons entered but would not have taken anything else than the Flame of Love statue.
This allowed us to get acquainted with the persons in charge and some persons of the prayer group who came to pray at 6:30 pm.
The surprise was great when they saw the 38 inches statue that we had brought with us. Quickly, they prepared what was needed to put it in front of the altar. What a joy for all of us!
Raymond Tremblay, the person in charge, shared with us his happiness to discover the supplication asked by the Blessed Virgin Mary: Spread the effect of grace of your Flame of Love on all humanity.
When Raymond received the information from the hands of Patrick Bisson, he immediately understood the importance of the Flame of Love of our Mother the Most Holy Virgin Mary.
We are very happy to hear such good news about the Movement.
A 19" statue is already on the way to replace the first one.