Sunday, August 05, 2007

RJC - Rassemblement des Jeunes Catholiques 2007

Each year, a French youth organization, Rassemblement des Jeunes Catholiques (RJC) dedicated to the classical use of the Roman rite assemble to hear catecheses and to worship in the beauty of holiness. The event is held under the auspices of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, the Dominican rite Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrier.

RJC defines itself as follows:

"...the Gathering of Young Catholics (RJC) is based on prayer, formation, charity and friendship in answer to the call of John Paul II and Benedict XVI to build a civilization of love. The Gathering of the Young Catholics is intended for all the young people from 18 to 35 years, who are invited to be missionaries and to carry a message of Love and Hope into the world of today."

The event took place (in France) from July 30-August 5. The topics covered ranged from catechesis, chant, science, preaching and the role of the school in relation to the Faith, and more.

Some of the speakers included:

Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignières, founder of the Fraternité Saint Vincent Ferrier; Fr. Armand de Malleray, secretary general of the FSSP; Abbé François Pozzetto, chaplain of Notre dame de Chretiente who organize the Chartres Pilgrimage; Père Michel of the Mother of God, priest of the Canons Regular of the Mother of God in Lagrasse; to name only a few.

I will post photos of the event once they become available, but I am pleased to present a couple of photographs of the altar that was setup for the liturgies of this event. Quite nice and very dignified.

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