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The Chemin Neuf Community is celebrating
its 40th anniversary at Pentecost 2013 !
“Through the death and Resurrection of Jesus, on the day of Pentecost, the Spirit of God was poured out in superabundance, like a cascade capable of purifying every heart, extinguishing the fire of evil and kindling the flame of divine love in the world. Let us rediscover the beauty of being baptized in the Holy Spirit!”
Benoist XVI, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church ( 2005 – 2013). Pentecost 2008
Forty years ago in October 1973, arising from a prayer group, the Chemin Neuf Community brought together seven people at 49 Montée du Chemin Neuf in Lyon, France. It was the start of an unbelievable story, inspired by the Holy Spirit in the wake of Vatican Council II, and led the Community “from Lyon to the entire world.”
On May 18 and 19, 2013, during the feast of Pentecost, the Chemin Neuf Community is coming together, in the 27 different countries around the world where it has been established, and invites you to acknowledge with them the invigorating work of the Holy Spirit in their prayer, community life, and commitment to Christian unity, reconciliation, and peace among the nations during the past forty years of their existence.
An opportunity to look back at the road already traveled so as to consider the future by opening our hearts to the great wind of the Holy Spirit, that life-changing experience of the love of God for every human being!
At the heart of this anniversary:
An exceptional moment of communion and prayer for the world
thanks to modern means of communications!
Everyone will be connected to Rome, where all the Church Movements
and “new communities” will be gathering around the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
During these two hours:
- Praise and thanksgiving for a 40-year history,
- Conference with Fr. Laurent Fabre, the founder and head of the Chemin Neuf Community,
- International flash mob for peace in the world,
- “Network” prayer group for unity between our churches and countries.
Like a huge Upper Room open to the sky, from all over the earth, together let's call on the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts and into the world!
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