A soccer field for mission!
Let's build together a soccer field, so that as many young people as possible can play on Christ’s team!
Priority to families and youth at Nouan-le-Fuzelier
Families and youth are our priority. For them, our Retreat Center at Nouan-le-Fuzelier organizes many tailor-made sessions for families, teenagers, young adults, students, and young professionals. Every year, nearly 3,500 children and young adults come to us to recharge their batteries.
The soccer field: a field of evangelization
From the attraction of sport to the attraction of Christ!
Following Pope Francis who calls us to become an "outgoing Church", we want to continue to reach everyone where they are, especially on the outskirts of the Church. Universal activities, if there is one, is sport and soccer in particular and are thus a privileged ground for announcing Christ to young people. Let us make our young people athletes of God
Let us make our young people athletes of God
During sessions that combine sport with prayer, competition with worship, we want to lead our young athletes towards the one true goal: union with God! And to run with them the only true race: that of holiness!
Let's go to the outskirts!
We welcome underprivileged young people with fewer opportunities by offering them the opportunity to get out of their neighborhoods and to get away for a weekend or a vacation... The presence of these young people is undeniably a great richness for the more privileged young people that we also regularly welcome: everyone is asking for these opportunities for meetings, exchanges, and fraternity!
Our current field: a desolate field
The wasteland that is now used as a playground is the source of many frustrations and the cause of many falls... It is closer to a potato field than to a soccer field! Unless it is a battlefield? Thus, a gaping hole in the middle of the field pleasantly aerates the ground, barbwire dangerously slows down the wingers, patches of mud in winter make the attackers slip while the torn goals let the balls easily pass... Playing football at the Community is as much a sporting achievement as a permanent miracle!
Our future field: thanks to you, under construction!
In order to better welcome you and to develop the scope of our sports retreats, we need true sports equipment. We have already federated a team of professionals specialized in the necessary work: they are ready to start at the first whistle. But we need you! Every donation, even the humblest, will allow us to plug a small hole or smooth out a big bump in the field to get straight to the goal: Christ! THANK YOU!
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Here are some testimonies from our “Foot for Jesus retreat”, a retreat combining soccer and the faith
Encouraged by the great success of this time, we are overflowing with ideas and energy for future events: a soccer session for "godfathers-godchildren", intergenerational events "children-youth pro...
They said it all:
"This project is a bomb!"
"To be able to combine prayer with my passion for sports is a wonderful grace that I receive at the Community every time!"
"I love soccer so much at the Beatitudes, after the snack, and prayer... all with the Community and in the joy of Jesus."
The Tennis Club of Nouan-le-Fuzelier