As the inter-chapter draws towards the end, the inter-capitulars and the General Administration took time to focus on special activities that animate the life of the congregation. The role and participation of the lay associate in the mission of the congregation, and the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Oblates were some of the themes that the inter-capitulars focused on today. As the Congregation journeys towards the 37th General Chapter, the regions and units are called to actively engage the lay associate in their preparations. Frs. Peter STOLL, Ramon BERNABE, Paolo ARCHIATI and Cornelius NGOKA presented some of the activities that the General Administration has put together to accompany the congregation towards the next General Chapter.

In continuation of the work done the previous day, the inter-capitulars proposed and presented their themes for the 37th General Chapter to the Superior General. Their proposition gave a global view of the direction the congregation wishes to take in the proclamation of the Gospel to the poor and the most abandoned. The Superior General will take into consideration their proposals in discerning for the theme of the next General Chapter.