Étude phénoménologique du discernement des parents québécois qui demandent l'initiation chrétienne pour leurs enfants

Authors: Lepage-Fournier, Simon
Advisor: Routhier, Gilles
Abstract: I began this doctoral project with the desire to question and to renew the practice by which I welcomed the young families which asked for the first communion and for the confirmation. To reach this goal, I centered my searches on the practice of the discernment of the parents. I chose to lead this research by handing over to the parents who ask for the initiation, because they are the main actors of the phenomenon, from there the choice of the phenomenological analysis as qualitative method of analysis. This analysis was able to lead us to a description of the phenomenon and to its main constituents. Testimonies of the participants, I chose to highlight the experience of review of an element of salute in a context of difficult transmission. It is this experience which was correlated to that of the Jewish people (Exodus 14-15), that of the Crow (Acts 10) and that of the Samaritan (Jean 4, 1-42). To make these texts speak, I chose the narratology, because this approach of the narrative seemed to me good to answer the phenomenology, used as qualitative method of analysis, which pays attention on the narratives of the participants. This experience(experiment) also benefited from the lighting of the testimony written by Marie de l' Incarnation (Lettres XL and XLI). To establish the context in which takes place the testimony of the parents, I shall emphasize the papers of É-Martin Meunier, sociologist of the religions. This progress led me to propose four beacons to renew the ways pastoral ministers welcome the parents asking Christian initiation for their children. Welcome, by avoiding any prejudice and by respecting the discernment of the parents which led them to make the request of the Christian initiation. Favor a personal meeting by revising the time and the places of our practices and by equipping the pastoral ministers by the pastoral dialogue, the spiritual accompaniment or the active listening. Reveal rather than teach, by authorizing to testify by recognizing God's share in its life, so allowing to read its action in the narrative of life of the parents asking for the Christian initiation that I shall have taken care of listening to. Work on a friendly community, for it develop proposals at all the ages of the life and integrate Christian initiation at the heart of the community real-life experience.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 7 August 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/35844
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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