Friday, 28 May 2010
Juventutem News - Juventutem International Gathering 10-12 September 2010, England
Vigil of Pentecost, 22 May 2010
‘Ad Deum qui laetificat + juventutem meam’
Dear Juventutem Friends,
Cordial greetings to all of you worldwide!
In two days, on May 24th, I invite you to pray for our Federation International Juventutem which will be… four years old. It is normally the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. But this year the Monday after Pentecost will take precedence. For that reason, I have offered yesterday a Votive Mass of Our Lady Help of Christians at all your and our intentions as members or supporters of Juventutem.
Just I write to you and all along this week-end of Pentecost, some Juventutem members from France, Italy and other countries are walking from Paris to Chartres in France as part of the famous Pilgrimage of Christendom – the largest Extraordinary Form event in the world every year with 8,000 persons walking 70 miles in 2 ½ days. Let us pray for them, and we can be sure they pray for us also.
I am sorry to announce to you the death in Bern, Switzerland, of two benefactors of our Federation.
Mrs Marie Vogel tragically died on 3 January 2010 after a fire in her building. Also in Bern, Mr Heinz Müller died of cancer in hospital on 19 April 2010. Those who attended our International Gathering in Bern last year and in 2008 will have met him then. Please remember them in your prayers. Requiescant in pace.
Request for founding groups in Canada and the U.S.A. were sent to us. It is good to see interest various places in North America. We are sorry for the delays in dealing with the request. We hope to have more regular contacts in the future.
Annual international meeting: 10-12 September 2010, England
Our annual meeting 2010 will not take place in Bern, Switzerland but in Douai Abbey, England. Like in 2009 and 2008, we hope that as many representatives as possible will be able to come. Douai Abbey is located 30mn from Reading, the base of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in England. It is also 1h south of Oxford and two hours west from London. A good location to visit places of interest in England, starting with places associated with our Catholic faith, such as the martyrs of Oxford, the place of the gallows Tyburn in London or the monument to Saint Thomas More. Also, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will be in England a couple of days after our week-end (16-19 September 2010). If you come from a distance, why not plan to stay longer and attend at least the Prayer Vigil in Hyde Park, London on Saturday 18th September 2010? Accommodation could possibly be worked out for you.
Juventutem Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr de Malleray, FSSP, Juventutem Treasurer Cosimo Marti and other representatives have already said they would be present. Our English Juventutem group (i.e. Young Catholic Adults) have kindly agreed to coordinate the event. The weekend will be full-board. Places are limited so please book early.
* We will have half of the retreat centre to ourselves
* There will be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Mass, Low Mass, Confession and socials
* Fr. de Malleray FSSP Chaplain of Juventutem will give the conferences; Masses will be in the Extraordinary form
Prices range from £5 (approx 6 Euros) to £51 (approx 60 Euros) per person per night .
See http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm for more info. How to book - limited places so please reserve your place early
To reserve your place FOR THE WEEKEND (no deposit needed if you are coming for the day on Saturday 5th July), please send a 20 pound deposit (NON REFUNDABLE) to Damian Barker, Flat 5, 12 Saint Catherine Street, Kingsholm, Gloucester, Glos. GL2 9DU (please make any cheques payable to ‘Damian Barker’). For enquiries ring him on +44(0)7908105787 or email Damian on firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Youth Day 2011 in Spain:
The preparation for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain, is going well. Representatives had a meeting at the monastery of Le Barroux, France last month.
We remind all members to send their yearly contribution to our Treasurer Cosimo Marti.
All Group leaders are also requested to email back an update with : the current valid email address of the group, the current number of members in their group, with their name, age and contact details.
We thank all those who have sent us news and update. This is vital for us to keep in touch, since distance make it difficult to meet often.
Our spiritual commitments:
Let us check that we are faithful to our commitments, and if we aren’t, let us make a resolution to improve and ask Our Lady to help us:
1. recite daily for the sanctification of youths the extract from Psalm 42 «Judica Me », (“Judge me O Lord” - full text under Spirituality on www.juventutem.org) or say a prayer of your choosing (Hail Mary or Our Father for instance);
2. enter into a church or oratory once a week to adore Our Lord really present in the tabernacle;
3. once a year or more: attend Holy Mass in the 1962 Roman rite; go to Confession; on behalf of Juventutem, partake in some faith activity (Holy Hour, doctrinal talk, pro-life initiative, charitable action, excursion, etc).
May Our Lady Help of Christian protect and guide you towards her divine Son.
On behalf of the Bureau,
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP - Chaplain of the Juventutem Federation