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 [...]

By |2021-10-26T11:29:08+02:0026 October 2021|France|

Italy, new Doctrinary parish priests

The entrances to Salerno, Turin and Rome 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, [...]

By |2021-10-26T10:05:47+02:0026 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 |2021-10-22T17:36:45+02:0022 October 2021|Burundi|

Cesare De Bus, the holy catechist founder of the Doctrinaries

Interview with Father Sergio La Pegna, Superior General 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 ordained a priest. In the hermitage of St. Jacques, [...]

By |2021-07-08T19:29:23+02:008 July 2021|Italy|

Hermitage of St. James in Cavaillon: restoration work begins

The hermitage of San Giacomo, on the hill overlooking Cavaillon, where César De Bus, founder of the Doctrinarian Fathers, retired after his priestly ordination in 1582 to deepen his study of the "catechism for parish priests," is undergoing restoration. The roof, the portico with the cobblestones and the garden will be restored also thanks to private donations. The intervention started at the beginning of January. Jean-Luc Parpaleix, in "La Provence" de Cavaillon wrote: «The building site cannot be compared to [...]

By |2021-05-11T09:54:34+02:0011 May 2021|France|

Angelo Struffolini Doctrinarian and catechist

Angelo Struffolini Doctrinarian and catechist bishop in the South of the new centuryA bishop in the Italy united a little more than forty years ago; in the South that was facing the twentieth century among strong tensions and social disparities. "Angelo Struffolini (1853-1917). Doctrinarian , catechist and bishop of the new century" is the title of the book by Angelo Giuseppe Dibisceglia, professor of Church History at the Salesian Pontifical University(Rome) and at the Apulian Theological Faculty (Bari), published by [...]

By |2021-05-11T09:49:10+02:0011 May 2021|Italy|

Lay Doctrinaries in Burundi and a catechism house

Bar Cavaillon, along the Bujumbura-Rumonge road, where the catechism room dedicated to Father Luciano Mascarin, who brought the Doctrinary Fathers to Burundi in 2006, will be set up. Following in the footsteps of Father Cesare De Bus, who will soon be canonized, his successors in Burundi welcome many lay people into the doctrinal family. In Bujumbura the Fraternity of the Word groups are active for young people, with 12 members, for adults, with 29 members and the Doctrinary Family [...]

By |2021-05-14T08:59:50+02:0028 April 2021|Uncategorized|
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