De Mazenod Experience

The “De Mazenod Experience” is a renewal programme, one of the most recommended for ongoing formation. It is open to all Oblates who have spent several years in missionary life. It aims, especially, at enabling the participants to look back over their experience of the Oblate charism in the everyday life of their mission and ministry. They do so in an atmosphere of prayer, reflection and fraternal sharing. A 15 days’ retreat, based on Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, is an integral part of the Experience.

In 2017 there will be an Experience in Spanish. In 2018 there will be two Experiences which are in French and in English.



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De Mazenod Experience:
“From human doing to human being”

“Formation as a Lifelong Process” is the theme of the second year of the Oblate Triennium, calling us to commit ourselves to the process of ongoing formation. The “De Mazenod Experience” is one of the recommended programs regarding ongoing formation. Fr. Andri ATMAKA from Indonesia Province and Fr. John MALAZDREWICH from Lacombe Province, recently participated in the De Mazenod Experience programme which concluded with a three weeks retreat in Lourdes, the following are their powerful testimonies from a lived Experience. Read more

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A new program of the De Mazenod Experience

A long work-session, which aimed at assessing the two recently conducted De Mazenod Experiences and at drawing up a new program for this privileged Experience, came to conclusion on the 5th of March. Three members of the General Administration, the Oblate community of Aix, and two specially-invited Oblates participated in the session. Read more

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De Mazenod Experience- testimonies

The English session of “De Mazenod Experience” is already in its fourth week. Personal renewal in Oblate vocation is the primary objective of this Experience; achieved through reflection in an atmosphere of prayer, and fraternal sharing. Here are some of the amazing testimonies from the participants who are currently making the Experience. Read more

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De Mazenod Experience 2014

The session in English of “De Mazenod Experience” began in Aix on the 8th of September. This session is a renewal program which aims, especially, at enabling the participants to look back over their experience of the Oblate charism in the everyday life of their mission and ministry. They do so in an atmosphere of prayer, reflection and fraternal sharing. Read more