We, students in Aix-en-Provence, chose to live our university year alongside with the Oblate community. During the integration weekend, we met and had time for sharing. it was the time to build fraternal links by getting to know each other.
Each one of us with each difference and each own personality has become integrated and we now form a true fraternity based on listening, respect for others, openness, sharing and spiritual life. It was also thanks to a natural friendship and a relaxing atmosphere that we felt welcome in the community. As a project of Christian life inspired by Saint Eugene de Mazenod, helping the poor and the weak is essential, it is a question of making the choice to “succeed one’s life” rather than that of “to succeed in life “. After a common reflection, a word emerges as a guideline of the year, the one in which God expresses himself: “I am the light of the world, the one who follows me will not walk in darkness, but on the contrary he will have the light of life “(John 8:12). We are called to bring that light ever present in our hearts so that it can illuminate the world. It is through the fruit of this weekend of integration that the light of God will spring.