In October, Father Joseph BOIS gave a preached retreat for the Oblates and Mazenodian family. The highlight was held in the house of 60 cours Mirabeau and the theme of “the apostolic community”.
On the first day, the tone was set by the reading of Psalm 62, “God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you at dawn: my soul thirsts for you …”.
During the week, everyone was in silence, deepening the Word of God illuminated by the comments of Fr. Jo, share prayer time together, and walk to Aix and Marseilles in the footsteps of St. Eugene de Mazenod.
At the end of those days, during which Oblates and laity have been a long road together, participants were able to say how much they appreciated a formula that combines prayer, silence and pilgrimage.
The reception of the Oblates, quiet and comfort of the house helped to foster an atmosphere serene and confident in the group. People came to live this very moment had the desire to find time for God, to listen, to look, to be interviewed by his Word. This retreat in the house of the Oblate Founder enabled each and every one to leave a greater assurance to the discovery of the Lord and to meet the other, in other words, be more “disciples-missionaries”.