Monday September 10 of 2018, it’s the beginning of term for the seminarians!
On this day back, the priests and seminarians meet again in Évron, with the exception of the seminarians in their pastoral year already scattered in the parishes. In the joy of fraternal reunion, everyone shares his pastoral experiences of the summer and thanks for the missions he has received.
The priests have already spent two weeks during the summer preparing for the new year at the seminary. Their team expands thanks to the arrival at the formation house of Don Enguerrand de Lorgeril, until then vicar in the parishes of Nogent-le-roi and Maintenon. Ordained priest in 2014, Don Enguerrand will also continue this year his doctorate work in theology by spending a few days of the week in Paris.
In the afternoon the rooms are distributed. Indeed each seminarian has his own room, but it changes each year. All cross each other carrying their boxes, it’s a happy move. Because the number of rooms in the abbey is less important than the number of seminarians, this year 23 seminarians of the 2nd year of theology are accommodated outside the seminary in the city of Évron. Tuesday, September 11, is the arrival of young people who have chosen to integrate our year of propaedeutic. They are welcomed by priests and seminarians. These 25 young people who have just joined us settle in their rooms, carefully arranged for them by their elders. The evening aperitif gives them the opportunity to introduce themselves briefly and then to meet each of the priests and seminarians who also present themselves. It takes a little time to remember all the names!
With the arrival of the propaedeutics, the formation house is complete for this year. In his homily of the evening Mass, don Louis-Hervé in charge of formation, invited us to welcome in thanksgiving this large community of priests, seminarians and propaedeutics that the Lord wants to build. Finally, he invited us to receive from God each one of those brothers whom we did not choose, but with whom we will live throughout this year.