Posted by Br Lewis Harwood FSC
on 12 August 2019
Over the weekend of the 19th to the 21st of July, the community of Parmenie at Kensington held an open house gathering of young adults. The weekend was designed to invite any young adult to share community and come together for reflection and rest.
The name Parmenie holds significant meaning to the life of St John Baptist de La Salle as it was a place where he went away and rediscovered his calling to take up the leadership of the schools and the community in France in 1714. It was at Parmenie that De La Salle realised his deeper calling for community and mission and reaffirmed his commitment to serve the last, the least and the lost.
A number of former students, youth ministers, Lasallian volunteers and Brothers gathered to share meals (a great BBQ cooked up on the Saturday!) and to also socialise together. There were reflective sessions and a walk to Centennial Park to embrace the beautiful winter's day.
These Parmenie weekends are about cultivating a spirit of togetherness for mission and an opportunity to celebrate all the different pathways and expressions of the Lasallian charism which we share.
Special thanks is given to the Young Lasallian team and the Brothers of the Parmenie community for hosting the event.
The next Parmenie weekends are:
Phillip Island in Victoria 20-22nd September
Parmenie Community 1 to 3rd of November
All are welcome!!