The Toronto Youth on visit of Aix-en-Provence

A group of youth of the Oblate parish of St. Casimir in Toronto came to the cradle of the Congregation. They were accompanied by Fr. Marcin SERWIN who is in charge of youth ministry in the Assumption Province of Canada.

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They started with discovering region: Marseille, Arles and Avignon. After several days in Lourdes, they came back to Aix. Their pilgrimage of Aix in the footsteps of St. Eugene began with a day of recollection given by Fr. Bonga MAJOLA. He presented to them the life of St. Eugene de Mazenod from his childhood until he decided entering the seminary. He also asked them to pray for their families as well as entrusting their life with their projects to God.

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It was in 1841 when Eugène de Mazenod sent his missionaries to Canada. In 1889, they arrived in Toronto. They, the youth, are the fruit of the mission accomplished by the Oblates in Canada.

Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI