Lent is a time of fasting and abstinence in reference to the forty days of fasting of Jesus Christ in the desert. The Mazenodians began this year’s Lent by animating the Mass of the Ash Wednesday and they move towards Easter by seeking to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through the practice of prayer and charity.
Every Tuesday during Lenten Season at 7:30 pm, they meet in the Oblate Foundation Rooml for sharing around the Sunday Gospel. Some of them go to visit the elderly or give communion to the sick at the Aix hospital. They also prepare the animation of the Palm Sunday Mass which will be celebrated at the Oblate Chapel at 11am.
This year’s Lent is also marked by the visit to young lay people living the Oblate charism in Plasy, Czech Republic and the weekend at the Maison de Chavril in Lyon where the Mazenodians discovered how Eugene de Mazenod strengthened in his life, his intimacy with Christ letting him live in him.
“God alone is worthy of your soul. Only God can satisfy your heart” said St. Eugene de Mazenod. May during this Lent God make happy the hearts of all young people who desire to live in friendship with Him.
Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI