From May 28 to 31, 2018, 20 young Oblates from every Province in the Canada-United States Region gathered at Madonna House to reflect on the future of our Oblate Region. With Father General, Louis LOUGEN and 4 representatives of CROCUS: Fathers Luc TARDIF, Ken THORSON, Louis STUDER and Pawel RATAJCZAK, we focused on the theme “With the young Oblates, discerning the future of our missionary presence in the region”.

During these three intense days, we experienced a moment of interculturality and Oblate fraternity. We set for ourselves the challenge of considering what the face of our Region might be in the future.

Through our sharing, we had fruitful exchanges on our respective missions and we examined the possibilities of missionary collaboration that can be realized at the regional level. Then we challenged ourselves to dream and think as of now in terms of the Region.

On Wednesday evening, we met at the Chalet (at Champlain) to celebrate Oblate fraternity with some confreres from the community of Trois-Rivières. And our meeting ended with a very beautiful Mass celebrated with the First Nations in the Shrine of Notre Dame-du-Cap. (Ali NNAEMEKA in Info OMI 15 June 2018)