|Gilles Blouin is celebrating Golden Jubilee|
|Fr. GILLES BLOUIN rejoice with his younger brothers|
Saint Augustine day is the day that the Lord has made. Marked by a golden jubilee and a renewal of vows, our community of Emmanuel House really rejoiced. Father Gilles Blouin (Canadian), missionary in Kenya and member of the community, was, as already pointed out, celebrating his 50th anniversary of his profession in the congregation. Four brothers: Blaise, Emile, Jean-Claude and Fabrice took also the same opportunity to renew their vows. The ambiance in the community was so colorful. The mass started in the evening, at 18h00. It was presided over by father Gilles, the jubilerian. He was surrounded by 6 priests ‘Three Asumptionists, one Montfort and two Palautins. In his homely, Father Gilles, focused on love: God is love. We mention the presence of the Religious of the Assumption and the Oblates of the Assumption. Many other religious from the neighborhood attended also the celebration. After the Eucharist, all the participants were hosted a cocktail party in the dining room to celebrate the day.
Here is a brief story of father Gilles, our jubilerian. He was born in Quebec (Canada) and entered the alumnate in the next town from where he was born. His novitiate was in the USA (1964-1965) and studied theology partly in Europe and in Quebec. His ministry was mostly in pilgrimage centers (Canada and Jerusalem) and in formation houses (Canada, Philippines and now in Kenya). May God bless Father Gilles and remain his guardian for the rest of his life in the congregation and here on earth.
Br. KATHEMBO TSONGO Dieudonne a.a