"Never Again Alone!" conference, an unforgettable event!13 november 2014
A time of grace in Washington DC with Marie-Hélène Mathieu telling the holy story of Faith and Light...
After a very warm welcome at the Retreat House of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, the conference of Marie-Hélène Mathieu organized for the coming out of her book "Never Again Alone!" was about to start. About 200 guests from the four provinces of United States and Canada joined the opening ceremony. A beautiful and blessed event, punctuated by many Alleluia!
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Marie-Hélène gave a special talk about the history of Faith and Light and how the book came to be. Tim and Maria Cecilia Buckley who translated the book into English gave also a detailed presentation of their wonderful team work, 36 weeks dedicated for translating 312 pages. Tremendous mission!
Pearl Cahoon, the pioneer of Faith and Light in USA, was there too and shared her testimony of the early days of the movement in her country.
The ceremony ended with a very moving and inspiring ecumenical blessing of the book, Fr John Welsh and Fr Bob Malloy (Catholics), Rev Dave Gullman (Mennonite), Pastor Pamela Landis (Quaker) blessed solemnly "Never Again Alone!" with Marie-Hélène Mathieu and sent us all forward to share the good news of Faith and Light throughout the world, as missionaries of Joy. This opening ceremony was followed by a special time of sharing with the families and friends and the book signing by Marie-Hélène Mathieu.
The following day was mainly dedicated to the testimonies of pioneers, families, special friends and young people who came to give their moving and inspiring testimonies, how Faith and Light changed their hearts and transformed their lives!
We give thanks to the Lord for this wonderful event, blessed in many ways. Now, let us feel ready to share widely the history of Faith and Light throughout the world!
All the photos (posted on Dropbox)
Opening ceremony videos :
- Video 1/7 : USA Book Launch Introduction
- Video 2/7 : History of Faith and Light
- Video 3/7 : Presentation on Book and Welcome to Author
- Video 4/7 : Marie Hélène Mathieu Speaks about her Book "Never Again Alone"
- Video 5/7 : Book Timeline and Sharing by Translators
- Video 6/7 : Pearl Cahoon's talk, pioneer of Faith and Light in USA
- Video 7/7 : Ecumenical blessing of the book and speech by Dolores
Powerpoint presentations :
- Faith and Light through the years in USA and Canada
- Video presentation of the book
- Timeline of the book
- Faith and Light History