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Annual Meeting of the SSCC Secular Branch of France

This year, the annual weekend (June 2 and 3, 2018) has taken the colors of a pilgrimage to the sources. In fact, we walked through the Poitiers region:

- Coussay-les-Bois, where the Good Father was born, was baptized and celebrated his first Mass.

- The granary where he hid himself for 5 months in the Motte d'Usseau.

- The Grand-Maison in Poitiers, where the Good Father and the Good Mother founded the Congregation.

In each place, we meditated on the events and updated in our hearts the charism left by our founders.

On Saturday night, during the meeting, each of the six groups from France shared about their journey this year: the Marian thematic meetings, the difficulties of geographical distances, the richness received, the desire to offer the charism more widely, the joy of welcoming new members, and gratitude to the sscc religious who accompany us and to the SSCC Congregation. Two Germans join the group every year since the year 2000. Many thanks!

During the culminating moment of the Sunday meeting in the chapel of the Grand-Maison, two people joined the Secular Branch for the first time and another ten renewed their commitment for three years.

This weekend, with around 40 of us, has been particularly fraternal and warm. Even people who have come for the first time were totally immersed in the SSCC spirit. The sun was shining on high and also in our hearts!