The night of Thursday, December 17th 2015 was a beautiful moment for the Frat’ Oser and the Oblate community of Aix.
We were Jean, Samantha, Etienne, Pierre, Luana, Juliette, Emmanuel, Jean-Pascal and Camille from Frat’ Oser and Frs Krzysztof, Jo, Mario, Asodo, Br. Benoit from the oblate community and also Fr Pawel from Poland. We missed Maxime, Priscille who had other activites and Fr. Bonga who is still in holidays with his family in South Africa. It was the Christmas celebration for us before the Frat’ Oser will leave for their family during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The celebration which took place in the community dining was started with an aperitif, followed by a short liturgical celebration. Camille read the announcement of the Birth of Jesus according to Luke. Each of us, then, took one figure of the Christmas decoration, saying their wishes, and one by one put it in front of the Christmas grotto. The celebration continued with a dinner together. It was present also among us Sophie, Jean Baptiste, and Timothy, from the group of youth who will perform a brief scene of the call of St. Eugene de Mazenod and his first companions in the 200 year celebration in the Cathedral of Aix on January 24th 2016. The dinner was so warm and fraternal. Finally, we ended with giving a simple gift for each Frat’ Oser and the youth as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Henricus ASODO ISTOYO, OMI