International Fraternity in Brussels Concludes 2019 Missionary Course

The course ended with a pilgrimage to Assisi and neighbouring places. For three months, from September to November 2019, 10 Franciscan Friars (3 OFM., 4 OFMCap. and 3 OFMConv.) came from different countries of Asia and Africa.

In our international fraternity of Nôtre Dame de Nations, there is a centre for the preparation of missionaries, both English and French-speaking. The course that has just ended was for English speakers. The other, for French-speaking missionaries, will take place in March 2020.

For three months the missionaries have the opportunity not only to share their different experiences but also to learn about other experiences in Europe and to discuss various topics, such as the history of the missions, interculturality, new evangelization, Justice and Peace, etc. These issues help update them and enable them to carry out their missionary work inter gentes better.