Mazenodian Family – December 2015

As usual, the encounter of Mazenodian Family began with a prayer. Then we shared around two key points: Summer School organized by the Oblates of France and the Bicentenary of the Oblate Foundation.

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About sixty people gathered last August at the shrine of Pontmain served by the Oblates to live the Summer School on the theme “Dare to live the Hope.” Chantal, Jacqueline and Nicole, the Mazenodian Family of Aix took part in this activity. Chantal speaks in these terms: “the words that I heard in Pontmain brought me food I expected to start from Pontmain with a nice provision of Hope”. Jacqueline and Nicole are also delighted with this experience that allowed them to know better both the Oblates and their mission.

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The preparation of the Bicentenary of the Oblates is well underwent. While there is still much to do but the commitment of the Mazenodian Family offers hope that all projects will be made in due time. The inaugural conference on the historical context in which the Congregation was founded already generating much interest. It will be given Friday, December 18 at 18.30 in the diocesan house of Aix-en-Provence.

Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI