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BEX Meeting in Kokotek, Poland: A Gathering of Fraternity and Vision

From May 13 to 16, the annual BEX meeting took place in Kokotek, Poland, bringing together 24 Oblates and Mrs. Pauline Thomas, a representative of the Lay Associates.

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Africa - Madagascar

Zimbabwe celebrates the Feast of our Founder

On Saturday, May 25th (Africa Day), the OMI Family in Zimbabwe gathered at Body and Blood of Christ Parish in Sauerstown to celebrate the Feast of our Founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod (May 21, 1861).

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General Administration

Journey to the Amazon: Exploring a New Mission in Ecuador

From May 15 to 22, Jorge and Raymomd visited Ecuador. Ecuador is the only country in South America where the Oblates do not have a presence.

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Latin America

Renewing Our Charism: Founder’s Celebration in the Province of Brazil

Driven by this spirit that encourages us to keep renewing our oblation every day, on Saturday, May 25, 2024, the Southeast District of the Province of Brazil gathered to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of the passing of our Beloved Founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod.

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OMI World

Celebrating Vocations: New Lectors and Acolytes at the General House

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, during the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, five Oblate Scholastics were conferred with the ministries of lector and acolyte at the General House in Rome. Mass was celebrated by the Superior General, Fr. Chicho, OMI, who stressed the deep spiritual significance of these ministries.

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Vatican

Pope to Mission Societies: “Be creative and tenacious”

Pope Francis receives in audience the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) gathered, in Sacrofano, near Rome, for their Annual General Assembly, and encourages them to be creative and tenacious in the face of difficulties, recalling the example of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for their faith.

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OMI World

Week of Prayer for Vocations

From May 21, the feast of St. Eugene, to May 29, the feast of Blessed Joseph Gérard, we dedicate this week to praying for Oblate vocations.

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General Administration

Building a culture of care and protection throughout the congregation

The culture of safeguarding vulnerable people concerns us all. Here is the three-year plan proposed by the office for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults.

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OMI World

Superior Generals Gather for the 101st USG Assembly

Fr. Chicho, our Superior General, is in Assisi for the Union of Superior Generals (USG) meeting from May 21-24, 2024. This special assembly gathers Superior Generals from various religious congregations to address significant issues, share their experiences, and strengthen their shared mission.

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OMI World

Oblates Unite in Joyful Celebration for the Founder’s Feast!

On May 21st, the Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod, social media came alive with vibrant celebrations from Oblate Units around the world.

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OMI World

Social Spirit: Unite for Oblate Vocations Online

The Novena for Oblate Vocations begins today, the feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod, and continues until the feast of Blessed Joseph Gerard on May 29th.

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General Administration

Generosity in action: The Legacy of St. Eugene de Mazenod

As we approach the 163rd anniversary of our beloved Founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod, on May 21st, we find ourselves at a crossroads of reflection and action. This occasion is not simply a feast day in the Church’s liturgical calendar, but for our Charismatic family, it serves as a yearly “call to action.” 

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