March 1st, 2016
The pre-chapter commission had its 4th meeting during the first week of February, working on some of the final details for the 36th chapter which celebrates the 200thanniversary of the Congregation.
Father General invites five Brothers
In the first week of November, 2015, five Oblate Brothers, one from each Region, received a letter from the Superior General which stated:
"The General Chapter of 2010 voted in favor of Rule 128.a.6, giving the Superior General the responsibility of inviting one Brother from each Region to the General Chapter after I have made a consultation.
"Having consulted the Brothers Committee in Rome in 2013 and the General Council in its plenary session of September/October 2015, I am hereby convoking you to participate in the General Chapter 2016.”
The five Brothers who will be capitulars when the 36th General Chapter begins on September 14, 2016, are:
From left to right:
Europe: Rafal DABKOWSKI (Poland)
South America: Ivar RUIZ (Bolivia)
Canada/US: Jason ROSSIGNOL (U.S.)
Africa/Madagascar: Jean-Marie DIAKANOU (Cameroun)
Asia/Oceania: Noel GARCIA (Philippines)