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Lent – a floor in India and Burundi

With the ritual of the imposition of the Ashes, on Wednesday 22 February, Lent begins, a forty-day journey to arrive at the appointment with the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Like any journey, Lent requires preparation so as not to get lost and willingness to change; the ability to convert in order to open oneself to an encounter with the One and with those we will meet; generosity in sharing water and food with those we meet along [...]

By |2023-02-22T12:27:04+01:0022 February 2023|Burundi, India|

Burundi, new home in Kirundo

The Congregation of Doctrinal Fathers has purchased new land in Burundi, in Kirundo, not far from the city and villages, and close to Tanzania and Rwanda. At the request of the Bishop of Muynga, the fathers are starting a project for the construction of a multipurpose hall, dedicated above all to the formation of catechists, a house for the community and a church. The land extends over two hectares. The entire catechetical complex will be named after Father Lodovico Santoro, [...]

By |2023-02-22T07:41:32+01:0022 February 2023|Burundi|

Catechism? Of course, but in the family

The proposal is very innovative, albeit demanding: from «Wednesday Luca doesn’t play volleyball, I’ll take him to catechism» to: «We’re not here on Sunday, we’ll do catechism». Imaginary dialogues between parents in Turin and Rome. In the two parishes that the bishops have entrusted to them, Jesus of Nazareth and Saint Andrew the Apostle, the Doctrine Fathers propose family catechesis in preparation for the sacraments of first Confession and first Communion. An experimentation that began in 2013 in Turin, which [...]

By |2022-12-14T11:06:48+01:009 December 2022|Italy|

Burundi, lay doctrinaires pilgrims to Muyaga

The lay doctrinaires who refer to the parish in the Ruziba district of Bujumbura and to the house of Gitega, which houses the Novitiate and the Theological Studentate, have organized a pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Muyaga in the diocese of Ruyigi in the east of the country. , in preparation for the canonization of the founder Cesare De Bus. The 72 pilgrims chose Muyaga because it was the first parish in Burundi, founded [...]

By |2022-03-11T16:44:56+01:0011 March 2022|Burundi|

Cesar De Bus International Seminar reopens

The Cesare de Bus International Seminary reopened on Sunday 6 February, in Rome, in via Aurelia 1100. It was started in 1993 by Father Luciano Mascarin, then Superior General. Riapre nel segno della speranza perché la Congregazione possa vivere una nuova stagione di vocazioni, anche grazie alla canonizzazione di padre Cesare. La nuova comunità, formata dai padri Dieudonné, Paolo e Protais, il professo Martin e i postulanti Bikas, Nestor, Paschal e Samson, ha iniziato la sua vita nel Seminario accompagnata [...]

By |2022-03-14T10:15:40+01:0011 March 2022|Italy|

Youth Vocation Ministry for Italy and France with “Cesar-Stock”

Cesar De Bus Festival "Cesar-Stock.beta" from the evening of 13 to the lunch of May 15, in the International Seminary of Doctrinaries in Rome, for children and young people aged 12 to 23. Three days of "peace, light and love", guided by the example of Father Cesare who is proclaimed a saint on the 15th, to seek the meaning of his life. To participate, you must write to indicating your name, surname, date of birth, address, residence, email, telephone [...]

By |2022-03-11T16:39:07+01:0011 March 2022|Italy|

A year with César De Bus

Cycle of conferences in Cavaillon to get to know the holy catechist Cavaillon, the birthplace of César de Bus, celebrates, with a cycle of six conferences in the Salle du Moulin Saint-Julien, the founder of the Doctrinary Fathers, born on 3 February 1544 and recognized as a saint in 2021. First appointment on November 20 at 2.30 pm with “César De Bus and the Catholic Reformation in France”. Nicole Lemaitre, professor emeritus at the Sorbonne University School of History, [...]

By |2021-10-28T12:26:35+02:0026 October 2021|France|

Italy, new Doctrinary parish priests

October of parish entries for the Doctrinary Fathers in Salerno, Turin and Rome. In Salerno, on 3 October, during the 10.30 mass, Father Rocco Caruso took over from Father Franco Mangili in the parish of Santa Maria dei Barbuti in Fratte. Msgr. Andrea Bellandi, archbishop of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno presided over the celebration, with a large participation of the parishioners, of the confreres of Father Caruso who in the city of Campania are present, as well as in the parish, also [...]

By |2021-11-11T09:09:26+01:0026 October 2021|Italy|

Burundi: perpetual professions and priestly ordinations.

Summer of great events for the Doctrinary community in Burundi. On June 26, 2021 in Gitega, in the parish of Bikinga, Vincent Bizimungu, Pierre Ndayisaba and Jean Marie Nahimana made their perpetual profession. The Mass was presided over by the Archbishop of Gitega Simon Ntamwana and the profession was welcomed by the Delegate of the Superior General of the Congregation, Father Venant Nthonkiriye. On 12 September 2021, in the parish of Ruziba in Bujumbura, the priestly ordinations of the [...]

By |2021-10-27T13:49:47+02:0022 October 2021|Burundi|

Cesare De Bus, the holy catechist founder of the Doctrinaries

Interview with Father Sergio La Pegna, Superior General of the Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine The Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine has its roots in the first half of 1500: on Sunday 3 February 1544 in Cavaillon, near Avignon in France, Cesare de Bus was born. After an adolescence that saw him in the military and then at the court of the king of France, in 1575 he rediscovered the faith and in 1582 he was [...]

By |2021-10-27T13:56:56+02:008 July 2021|Italy|
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