These past few days commemorating the 198th anniversary of the Papal Approval of our Constitutions and Rules have been filled with celebrations of Oblate history and charism.
As Lent begins this week, we enter a sacred period of spiritual renewal. Through prayer, fasting, and acts of charity, we ready ourselves for the Easter celebration.
The Eucharistic celebration, marking the conclusion of the 5-week-long Plenary Session, was presided by Fr. Chicho, the Superior General. Brother Noel, Secretary General, delivered a touching reflection inspired by the Gospel story of the miraculous healing of a man with hearing and speech impediments. His message centered on “the three invitations: To focus, to listen, and to ponder!”
The Gospel is that “new” that we must embrace, welcome, and make room for, whatever the cost, so that we may be a proclamation of the newness of God among the poorest: “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
Today we celebrate the Feast of the conversion of St. Paul and we remember the beginning of our community and missionary life 208 years ago.
The Central Government completed the first week of their first Plenary Session in 2024.
Beneath Turkmenistan’s star-studded sky, I embraced Christmas alongside the smallest Oblate community in the Congregation. Reflecting on this Christmas celebration with the Oblates and People of Turkmenistan, I contemplate how this journey has left an indelible mark on my heart.
In recent weeks in Lesotho, I’ve had multiple opportunities to hear the Gospel narrative of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Lk 1:39-56).
Dear Oblate Brothers, Lay Associates, and the entire Charismatic Family,
I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality I’ve experienced since my arrival in Lesotho on December 5. It has been an honor and a privilege to be among my Oblate Brothers and Lay Associates, who truly embody the spirit of our Charismatic family.
We are delighted to announce the official launch of the webpage dedicated to the to the activities of the Superior General and the Central Government of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This new online platform aims to foster communication, transparency, and engagement within the Congregation and with the wider community.
The Letter of December 8, 2023, is addressed to Oblates and members of the charismatic family. The Superior General expresses gratitude for prayerful companionship throughout the year, during which the central government members made a pilgrimage to places serving the poorest.
On December 4th, before his trip to Lesotho, The Superior General presided over the opening Mass and met with the committee to provide them with guidance following the General Chapter.