On the 5th of december it will be the third anniversary of the disappearance of our son Jean Baptiste. First of all, Pierre and I would like to express our deep gratitude for all your support, whether material or spiritual.
Over these three years, we went three times in India: fifteen days in May 2008 with Vincent, our sixth child and Patricia his fiancée; four months in the winter 2008-2009, then three months in the winter 2009-2010 (which included one month with Jean Baptiste’s twin: Catherine).
We had contact with indian police and media, consulate authorities and press conferences. We did enquiries and went to the places where witnesses believed to have seen Jean Baptiste but all in vain. Often it was really difficult but this has allowed us also to discover India, and to be moved by this country.
During these trips, we have come close to an orphanage in Pondicherry and we are now sponsoring a little girl called Kaveri. We have met beautiful Indian people. They helped and supported us a lot. Many became friends.
We don’ forget that all these journeys have been possible thanks to all your help and we are very grateful. During these difficult years, you have supported us materially, spiritually, and encouraged us to keep our faith. We thank you from the core of our heart.
Now that the anniversary is coming soon, all our thoughts are with Jean Baptiste and we would like to do something.
During the year of 2010, a mess has been celebrated in the memory of Jean Baptiste every saturday morning in the church Notre dame des anges of Pondicherry. We will do the same for 2011.
Again we asked the Embassy to make a search in the media around the fifth of december.
Because we will not be in India this year for this sad anniversary, we have decided to start at home a three week retreat: to fast and pray, from the 15th of november to the fifth of december, in order to feel our union through the heart with Jean Baptiste, and ask God for a sign.
Three years, three weeks, this number three, like the three days of search of Marie and Joseph unto the temple of Jerusalem where Jesus is finally found after three terrible days of anxiety for his parents, three days mysteriously was the will of god.
We have all lost dear ones, it is part of life. But it is not knowing what happened to Jean Baptiste that is really painful for us.
We pray for all the families who are in pain, and for all the people who disappeared and who were sometimes violently taken away from their families. We pray for all the people who have been ill treated, abused and confined. They are many of them in this world.
And we thank you particularly to support us during these three weeks by your affection, prayers or accepting to come and fast one day with us.
We will end this retreat by a mess for Jean Baptiste in the chapel Jean Paul II under the basilic Notre Dame de Lourdes, on saturday 11th of december at 16.30h.
It is the priest Sayed Marroun, a lebanese father who knew Jean Baptiste well who will celebrate this mess. It will be a special celebration for Jean Baptiste, on the day of his 29th birthday. You are all welcome to come and pray with us and unite our hearts together.
With all our affection,
Marie-Claire and Pierre Marie Talleu, in Villers les Nancy, on the 14 novembre 2010.