After today’s liturgy I went out walking in the centre of
I attach a notice from the door of the church of one of the two villages I walked through
I attach a notice from the door of the church of one of the two villages I walked through. For those who don't know French, what it tells me is that
- 13 villages over an area of perhaps 200 km², each with its own church, are served by three priests. 3 churches have weekly eucharists, the other ten one a month
- of the three priests, one is Belgian, the two others are black priests from former Belgian colonies.
- For information, the villages look to vary in size from 500 to 5000 people, a mixture of traditional (and wealthy) farmers, retired people and commuters from
This is pretty typical here. I don’t want to draw too many conclusions too quickly, and it is too easy to throw stones, but that’s the situation here……