Sunday, April 22, twelve members of the youth group Les Mazenodiens (students and young adults close to the Oblates) went to Luberon for a day combining spiritual, relaxation and conviviality.
In the morning, we visited the Castle of Ansouis, where we were welcomed with open arms by the proprietors of the Castle and their friends. Bonga celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Castle. It was a special moment for everyone present: what an emotion to feel the rich history of these places!
After a picnic near the Castle of Lourmarin, we went to Notre-Dame de Lumières, place of Marian apparition in the seventeenth century, run by the Oblates. We prayed the rosary in the crypt, and the Oblates ministering in the sanctuary gave us a guided tour.
We then took the road towards the Abbey, Saint-Hilaire then to Gordes, where we struggled to find a place to park our cars! Some of us went directly to the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sénanque, and others joined the group later.
At Sénanque, we attended Vespers and took part in a time of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A beautiful way to conclude this day of prayer and Mazenodian fraternity, with profound gratitude to the Lord.