Celebrating Saint-Exupéry in Paris…

One of our esteemed older brothers sent us notice of an academic gathering  in late June in Paris organized to study and celebrate the life of Antoine Saint-Exupéry.

As our weekend staff never studied French (but German) in Fribourg, we have utilized a translation service to give you this sense of the event.


Retreat, testimony and exchange of social, educational, solidarity, cultural and literary an international of people who inspired and refer community in the work and the life of  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

These meetings aim to bring together the driving part of the international community devoted to “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,” which will also enable us to help measure his work and a life that still serves as reference.

Round tables will offer a better understanding of the latest news from the scope and diversity of the actions of each in its various sectors of activity. Through conferences and cultural events, we will be rediscover the thinking and Saint-Exupéry commitments beyond these practical experiences.

Over these three days, you’ll meet some 250 people from all continents in an intense time-sharing to enrich the community.

The great closing evening, Monday 29 June 2009, marks the anniversary of the birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and it will officially launch the Youth Foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with more than 650 guests in the great nave of the Bernardins College.

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Villa St. Jean was a Marianist school in Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1903-1970. This blog site is intended as a forum for Villa alumni to share memories, pictures and connections.
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