Our Family Festivals are organised during the summer by the whole Family of Saint John (Brothers, Contemplative and Apostolic Sisters and Oblates) and gather families together to share a time of joy, festivity, prayer and formation.
There are prayer times, conferences and workshops, as well as time for couples to spend together whilst their children participate in other activities. Workshops for children and adults, including activities designed especially for teenagers, are organised.
Family Festival in Pellevoisin, France
Pellevoisin Servers Camps for the Family Festival
The goal of the Servers’ Camps is to make the Festival as successful and smooth-running as possible and to make the whole event more welcoming for families.
Young people and families are invited to offer their skills and talents to help make the festival a success by participating in preparation camps. These camps are very enriching in themselves as participants develop their skills alongside other young people and families in a joyful atmosphere. Each service has its own camp: technical support and logistics, music and praise, evangelisation for younger children, etc.
Family Festival in Banneux, Belgium
Families come together for 5 days in August at the Marian Shrine of Banneux to live their faith together as families. Activities include: conferences and workshops for reflecting upon and going deeper into the major topics that affect family life; times for prayer; times together as a couple; times of festivities; activities organised according to age groups for children and teenagers – and much more.
Family Festival in Lithuania
Each year the Family of Saint John in Lithuania (Brothers, Contemplative and Apostolic Sisters and Oblates) offers four days of celebration, games, encounters, formation and praise in the magnificent setting of the Mardasavas Natural Park. Around sixty families (with a total of approximately 150 children) attend the festival.