Catechises at Gardanne

A catechises on the life of St. Eugene is an initiative of the pastoral team of Gardanne, a parish in the diocese of Aix and Arles. During this catechesis a number of children, youth and adults followed a presentation on the life of the Founder of the Oblates. They then participated in different workshops related to the theme.

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Among the workshops, there was one on Provençal language, another on Provençal dance – a little eye blink to the Missionaries of Provence. There were other workshops as well with themes such as, Missionary attitude in the world of today, Internationality, Theatre…etc During the course of the day, some pastry lovers showcased their creativity by baking, for the joy and enjoyment of everyone, “missionaries’ biscuits “. In a true spirit of intergenerational catechises the younger ones kept themselves occupied with reporting the events of the day on the internet and constantly updating online, giving the older generation a good opportunity to review their knowledge in this area.

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Powerful moments of prayer were present too, done in a form of contemplative dialogue. The day ended with the celebration of the Eucharist.

Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI