On February 13, a meeting of the Oblates in the Spanish sector of the Mediterranean Province was the context of this simple yet meaningful action which took place at Paracuellos del Jarama (Madrid).

After a quiet morning of fraternal encounter in the Oblate community at Diego de León, where we were able to share various themes related to the life of the Congregation and other more administrative issues, the afternoon’s activity consisted in a pilgrimage to the cemetery of Paracuellos.

The reason was twofold: to be able to see the recently erected commemorative monument of the Oblate Martyrs; and to take advantage of the confluence of a large number of Oblates so as to renew, in this very meaningful place, our religious vows in anticipation of February 17, the commemoration of the approval of the Constitutions and Rules of the Missionary Oblates.

This simple but significant gathering of Oblates ended by remembering “the best sons of St. Eugene”, the Martyrs, and living our brotherhood. (nosotrosomi.blogspot.com/)