Inspired by C. 35, “To put ourselves increasingly at the service of God in his people…” the Oblates of the Province of Mexico, gathered from February 5th to 9th in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico.

Called to conversion for the renewal of community life and mission

It has become a tradition for Oblates working in Mexico to come together at the beginning of each year for a week to study current issues and align ourselves with the Congregation and the Church. The theme of this year’s study week was “Called to conversion for the renewal of community life and mission.”
In a fraternal and prayerful atmosphere, we reflected primarily on our personal conversion. Professor Agustín Tello, an honorary Oblate, facilitated and guided us in deep reflection throughout the week. We found ourselves challenged regarding our life as an apostolic community and how to walk in synodality with the Church.

Responding positively to a restructuring process

In light of the Joint Session CIAL – Central Government, held in August of last year, we are more aware of the need to restructure mission sites and formation houses. All the Oblates who participated in the session agreed that we can benefit significantly by responding positively to a restructuring process that will strengthen our ministerial collaboration with the Delegation of Guatemala and the mission in Cuba.

Oblates of the Province of Mexico

Our identity as a missionary family

Therefore, starting from a general overview of the Latin America region, considering the opportunities and challenges, and trusting in the presence of the Holy Spirit. We have seen as a priority, above all:
– Mission with youth. We have formed a Commission of Oblates to serve youth and promote vocations to missionary religious life.
– To better respond to current challenges according to our charism, the Oblates of Mexico have decided to withdraw from one of the missions, where we believe the diocesan clergy can adequately attend to it.
Finally, with one heart and one mind, we have updated our MISSION STATEMENT, taking into account our identity as a missionary family.