Since September 12, 2023, Oblates from Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, England, and Canada gathered in our Foundation House in Aix-en-Provence for the De Mazenod Experience. As they conclude their Experience in Aix, Mateusz GARSTECKI hosted three of the participants on OMIChat-Live to share their  two months experience with the entire Charismatic family.


The guests were Pamidzai MUDZUDZA (Zimbabwe, OMISA Province), Mieczysław BURDZY, (Canada, Assumption Province) and Dudley SAPARAMADU (Sri Lanka, Colombo Province)

Mateusz invited his guests to share their experience of reflection on the charism, the Founder, and Oblate life in such a unique setting, Aix-en-Provence.

They generously and passionately shared how their experience was a pilgrimage, following in our Founder’s footsteps.

You can follow this enthusiastic discussion by clicking on either of these links:


OMIChat-Live: Unpacking the De Mazenod Experience