With a great joy the Oblate community of the International Center of Eugene de Mazenod (CIEM) in Aix shares with you news of its mission and invites you to participate in the upcoming events.
The Session for the Novice Masters has ended on July 31st. Few days later, we welcomed the Oblates and their youth from the region of the US and Canada. They come to Aix to shoot some videos for the Year of the Oblate Vocations. At the beginning of this week, we welcomed 22 Italians (Oblates and young men) passing a night for their vocational pilgrimage at Aix. At the same time we began a session for the Oblate students, so-called the Summer Session for the Scholastics. They are 22 scholastics and 2 formators.
Meanwhile, we are going to have also “Summer Festival”, an event prepared for the last few months by the community in collaboration with the Oblate Youth of Aix and of Lyon.
Here is the program of Summer Festival:
Wednesday, August 15th, at 6pm: Mass of the Assumption in the cloister
Thursday, August 16th, at 6.30pm: Visit of the house and international evening in the cloister
Friday, August 17th, at 8:30pm: Prayer vigil until midnight
Saturday, August 18th, at 8:30pm: Christian BOBIN’s “The Walking Man” show
Sunday, August 19th, at 11 am: International mass
In September, another event on our agenda is the 200 years of the Oblate Rule of Life.
It was on early September 1818, Saint Eugene de Mazenod drawn back to Saint-Laurent du Verdon, in his family castle, to write the Constitutions and Rules of his newly-born community.
To celebrate this anniversary, here is the program:
Friday, September 21, 2018, at 18:30, at the Oblates’ Chapel : A Conference on the coat of arms of Monsignor Eugène de Mazenod by Mr. Cyril GAMBINI, the director of Saint Eugène de Mazenod College in Marseille.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the community invites you to an outing to Saint-Laurent du Verdon to commemorate the bicentenary of this event by:
Mass at the church of Saint-Laurent du Verdon at 11am
Blessing of the commemorative plaque, followed by drinks and then a Visit of the castle
Picnic on the banks of the Verdon Lake.
Thank you for your atention to these proposed events.
We wish you the best for the month of August.
Oblate Community of Aix