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Guiding the Future:  Colombo Province has a Mini-Provincial Congress

The Oblate Province of Colombo held its Mini-Provincial Congress from May 20 to May 21, 2024, at St. Vincent’s Home in Maggona, Sri Lanka. This year’s theme was “Let Us Be Renewed Pilgrims in Our Context.”

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General Administration

Building Community in Rome: Fr. Chicho Welcomes Major Superiors

Fr. Chicho, the Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, welcomed participants to the Orientation Session for Major Superiors at the General House in Rome.

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Africa - Madagascar

Seeds of Hope: Celebrating New Beginnings in Nigeria

On May 29th, 2024, a milestone was celebrated by the Oblates in Nigeria. On the feast of Blessed Joseph Gérard, Patron of the Nigerian Mission, two new priests were ordained, and a new formation house was blessed in the Diocese of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria.

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Asia - Oceania

Bangladesh: New Provincial Delegation Councillors

On June 5, 2024, the Superior General with the consent of the Council, confirmed the appointment of Councillors of the Provincial Delegation of Bangladesh.

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General Administration

Building Connections: Oblate Orientation Session in Rome

From June 7-22, 2024, the General House in Rome will host the Orientation Session for Major Superiors.

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General Administration

Global Advocacy: The Oblates and VIVAT International

On May 30, 2024, a significant event took place at the General House, where Fr. Chicho, the Superior General, hosted the VIVAT International Board of Trustees meeting.

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OMI World

Ukraine: Between War and the Peace to Come

During the second half of May, I had the chance to spend a week in Ukraine. It was a tense time, right when Russian army attacks were escalating in the east of the country, especially in Kharkiv.

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OMI World

Oblates around the world celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

The celebration of Corpus Christi is a powerful reminder of the importance of the Eucharist, which unites the Oblates in their mission and fortifies their dedication to serving Christ and humanity.

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Europe

A Day of Unity and Dialogue: Charismatic Families Gather in Rome

On June 1, 2024, the Casa dei Fratelli delle Scuole Cristiane (La Salle) in Rome hosted an event organized by the Association of Charismatic Families in Dialogue. Representatives from 41 charismatic families came together for a day of sharing and reflection.

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Asia - Oceania

Charismatic Family Gatherings in Jakarta: One Heart, One Mission, One Family

On May 29, members of Mazenodian Family Indonesia (MFI) from the Trinity and St. Mary Immaculate Oblate parishes met, uniting around 60 people from four different lay groups: MAMI, Friends of the Seminary, Mazenodian Prayer Group, Daughters of St. Eugene, and Lay Missionaries.

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Europe

Exploring Your Vocation: Vocations Week Activities and Reflections

On Friday, May 24, St. Boniface Church in Hünfeld, Germany, hosted a Prayer Evening with the theme, “Are you listening to the heart?”

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Africa - Madagascar

Blessed Joseph Gerard OMI: Exemplifying Perseverance in Mission

Joseph Gerard, the youngest Oblate sent to Natal by St. Eugene de Mazenod, faced the challenges of one of the most arduous missions undertaken by the then newly founded Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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