Fr. Ryszard Szmydki OMI reflects back on the first Congress and meetings in 1995 – 1996 Lay Associates Congress, Aix-en-Provence … Continue reading 8 Days to go before Congress –
Do you want Eugene to come alive for you? Make the trek through the narrow, winding streets of Aix and … Continue reading 9 Days before Congress Blog #11 “And on the fourth day we rested.”
Day Three, Monday May 20, was our day to complete the work. That morning, we received the draft document, ‘Identity … Continue reading 10 Days before Congress Blog #10“The work is complete.”
The smoke rises in a gentle spiral. The fragrance of the incense becomes stronger and stronger until we are breathing … Continue reading 11 Days before Congress Blog #9“ A communion of the charism”
It felt like the invitation of the Spirit: find a new unity in our diversity; uncover a complementarity that respected … Continue reading 12 Days before Congress Blog #8“ Gathering as one.
Father General’s dream was before us: lay association as a new reality in the congregation. “How ever were we going … Continue reading 13 Days before the Congress Blog #7“ We work….
declared. The French Oblate made the comment in his homily at the 1st Eucharistic assembly of the Congress and I … Continue reading 14 Days before the Congress Blog #6“The charism of Saint Eugene belongs to the whole church,” Father Chaigne
“This Congress is the culmination of a dream begun eight years ago,” Father General Marcello Zago stated simply. As an … Continue reading 15 Days before the Congress Blog #5“This Congress is the culmination of a dream begun eight years ago,” Father General Marcello Zago stated simply.”
Filing in that first memorable morning, we are full of anticipation and a babble of excited voices fills the air. … Continue reading 16 Days before the Congress Blog #4 “Together We Gather”
The burgundy door is not the only entrance to the Mission House, but it is the only one I used … Continue reading 17 Days to Congress: Blog #3 “Behind the Door”