The reunion began with a time of prayer lead by Bro. Benoît Dosquet. By this prayer, the Family members united with the Oblates who are making their spiritual journey towards the bicentennial Jublilee. Then there was a presentation of the Oblate missions in Latin America given by Fr. Miguel Fritz, General Councillor for that region. A meal ended the evening.
The Mazenodian Family from Aix-en-Provence includes about 60 persons. The whole Family meets 4 times during the year : the first for the school opening in September, then around the feast of the Immaculate Conception in December, one at the feast of February 17, and finally around the feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod in May. The members of the Family also come together for formation meetings which take place during the year, at the times chosen by the participants.
(Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI)