The Superior General, Fr. Chicho, releases a message to the OMI Youth participating at the World Youth Day, to be held in Lisbon on August 1-6, 2023.
“I am also on my way and looking forward to meeting you all!”
In his short message sent to the OMI Youth participating at the WYD, the Superior General announces his excitement about meeting the young people in Lisbon during the Oblate encounter, which will take place on August 1 at Parque de Jogos. “I am also on my way and looking forward to meeting you all!” says Fr. Chicho.
“Thank you for your availability and your generosity!”
The Superior General further expresses his gratitude and offers words of encouragement to all Oblates accompanying the Youth to Lisbon; “I extend my sincere gratitude to all Oblates who are journeying with our young people during these days. Thank you for your availability and your generosity!”
“I kindly invite the entire Oblate family to accompany us with prayers.”
Concluding his message, the Superior General appeals to the whole Oblate family to pray for our young pilgrims as he entrusts them to our Blessed Mother and St. Eugene. “I kindly invite the entire Oblate family to accompany us with prayers.”
Here’s the Superior General’s message:
Dear young people and Oblates.
WYD Lisbon is about to begin, and many have started their journey to make our dream come true.
I am also on my way and looking forward to meeting you all. Thank you for making this dream come true!
I extend my sincere gratitude to all Oblates journeying with our young people these days.
Thank you for your availability and your generosity!
I kindly invite the entire Oblate family to accompany us with prayers. I ask our Immaculate Mother, St. Eugene and all our Blessed Oblates to protect us on this pilgrimage of hope in communion.
See you in Lisbon! God bless you all.
Our charism is still alive.
The Superior General arrived in Pozuelo on Thursday morning, where he will spend the next few days with some 270 young people from various Oblate communities in Italy and Spain, and then together, they will set off for Lisbon. This gathering is a sign for our congregation that the charism is still alive and continues to conquer the hearts of so many young people with the desire that some feel called to follow Christ through our charism.
We accompany our Superior General and all WYD pilgrims with our prayers.
PLACE: Parque de Jogos 1º de Maio, Lisbon
DATE: 1st of August,
TIME: 09 a.m. – 11 a.m.
09:00 – Opening and welcoming remarks
09:30 – Conference: Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso OMI, Superior General
10:15 – Sharing in international groups
10:45 – Closing remarks and Final Blessing