GENERAL ADMINISTRATIONThe bicentenary of the parish mission preached by Oblates in Fuveau
In September 1816, the
missionaries of Provence, who later became Missionary Oblates of Mary
Immaculate, preached a parish mission in Fuveau. They were four: Eugene de Mazenod, François de
Paul Henry Tempier, Pierre Mie and Sébastien Deblieu. At the end of this
mission Marius Suzanne, born in Fuveau, became a member of this budding
This year, the Christian
community of Fuveau took an initiative to commemorate the bicentennial of this
mission and that of the foundation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. During
Holy Mass on September 25, 2016, a commemorative plaque of the mission was
blessed and mounted on one of the pillars in the Church’s nave. Another plaque
was mounted on the mission cross, planted on the edge of the road, "route du
Nord”. The mission cross was erected during the 1816 mission preached by the
Missionaries of Provence.
After a shared meal at St. Mary’s
school, the participants attended a skit on the life of Saint Eugene de Mazenod
and the missionary activities of his community.
The day ended at the Church with
a prayer led by the Aix Oblate community and 20 Oblates, from different
countries, who were participating in the De Mazenod Experience session in Aix.