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The Booksellers of Bonsecours event, September 13 and 14, 2019

The Archivists of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame will be at The Booksellers of Bonsecours event, September 13 and 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Archives Services of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame will be taking part in the first edition of The Booksellers of Bonsecours event, an initiative of the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum in collaboration with Lire et vivre to benefit the educational activities of the Museum. Among other things, there will be books and postcards for sale.

 

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Japanese Culture and History

Tuesday, July 23rd 

We went to Tokyo Oedo Museum in the afternoon. It proved to be a great opportunity to deepen our knowledge of Japanese culture, since the day before, Fr. Sekiya had talked to us about the place. Japan is rare among countries, in historically having maintained a policy of seclusion for 250 years. Having earlier heard that the Japanese national character is introverted, and that Japanese have a stronger consciousness of shame than of guilt, we took this time to deepen our knowledge of how Japanese people lived during these 250 years.

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Beginning of Christianity in Japan

Father Yoshiki Sekiya, a Salesian priest, began our meeting by celebrating a Mass, during which Sister Augustine Matchuendem renewed her vows. After Mass, we enjoyed listening to the priest play and sing songs from his childhood. Then the presentation began.

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