Thanks to Br. Benoit and Fr. Bonga for doing beautiful Christmas decorations in the house, especially in the dining room where we hosted a Christmas party with the Fraternity Oser, a group of students who lodge with us here in the community of Aix. The dining room was set beautifully in red, looked like an “oblate cafe”. The students came about at 20 PM; the party was started with aperitifs, followed by a little prayer led by Father Jo Bois and a ceremony of lighting candles with the Flames of Bethlehem. Br. Benoit prepared a special menu of ducks and potatoes. The food was absolutely nice. Everybody was so happy.
Three tables were set to accommodate everyone. It was a wonderful fraternal encounter and, of course, a Christmas party to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord in advance. It was really obvious that the warmth of friendship and intimacy existed among us. After dinner, we entered into with distributed Christmas cards and gifts for the students. Everybody was happy. In the end, we did the dishes together and ended by saying “Merry Christmas to each one of us and to the family of the students with whom they will gather to celebrate Christmas and of course New Year 2015.
ASODO ISTOYO, OMI