Each year a group of Oblates, from the Central Province of Europe, visit Aix-en-Provence. Like in the previous years, the highlight of their stay with us was the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the Tomb of St. Eugene de Mazenod. The Central Province Europe was born from a recent unification of the Oblate units from three European countries, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. This Province was created in 2007, and to date, it has 141 Oblates.
Involved in their program during their stay in Aix was a day of Recollection, a moment of fraternal sharing among the participants, an exposition on the life of St. Eugene and the history of the Congregation, presented by Fr. Joseph LABELLE. Walking on the footsteps of St. Eugene, the group had an opportunity to visit Aix, Notre-Dame de Lumière and Marseille.
Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI