September 16, 2022

On this third day of the Chapter, the participants devoted the morning to prayer and reflectionFr. Gregory Arockiasamy, OMI talk on discernment was the basis for this retreat.

After a time of silent personal prayer, they gathered in small groups for sharing. The retreat ended with the celebration of the Eucharist, presided over by Fr. Cornelius Ngoka, OMI, Assistant General, who was also celebrating his birthday.  

In the afternoon, the session was devoted to electing the members of the different internal committees that will function during the Chapter. Each committee is composed of 5 Oblates from each of the Regions of the Congregation. These were the capitulars elected:

Steering Committee:

Raymond Mwangala, Christian Fini, Ariel Martinez, Kenneth Thorson and Leo Philomin.

Finance Committee:

Peter Claver Anucha, Slawomir Kalisz, Sergio Serrano, Richard Beaudette and Mark Kemseke.

Election Committee:

Louis Diedhiou, Eugene Benedict, Jorge Albergati, Antonio Ponce and Wojciech Popielewski.

The Vicar General, Fr Paolo Archiati, then presented a report on the previous General Chapter, of 2016.