Jet lagged and bleary-eyed, Sarah and I stepped off the train at Aix-en-Provence. Trains, planes and automobiles, although not in … Continue reading 18 Days to 2OLAC Blog #2 “An Arrival.”
When I arrived in Aix on May 17, 1996, Spring was over and it was nigh onto summer. The warm … Continue reading 19 days left to 2 OLAC- Blog #1 “Are We There Yet!”
Do you want Eugene to come alive for you? Make the trek through the narrow, winding streets of Aix and … Continue reading 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Blog #4 “Together We Gather”