“Families – Keepers of the Word

For six days from 1 to 7 August, about fifty children, young people, parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts met at the “transmitting the Word” session, and it was a real joy to echo the wish to give “grandparents” their place, often expressed by Pope Francis.

The good will of all allowed for a beautiful complementarity between the “grace” of the place and the “treasure” of the fraternity of St. Mark: a time of songs-remembered and transmitted, discovery of the formation of the Virgin Mary at Pellevoisin, prayer, fraternity exchanges, manual workshops, walking and meetings in the simple and hospitable setting of Pellevoisin. Loukoum, a horse “on holiday” at the shrine for the summer, participated in the joy of the young people and children. A day at St Jean Espérance was an opportunity to hear a poignant testimony from a former resident.

The article in Famille Chrétienne and these few photos show the common desire to propose a session next summer from 29 July to 4 August 2023. Moreover, the combined experience of all of us will make it possible to expand to 70/80 people: yes, the Word of God is a seed of life, a bread of life, a lamp for all members of the families!