Fabio CIARDI, Director of the General Service for Oblate Studies is currently visiting the Oblate community in the Sahara, he preached a retreat for the local community, and he shared with us his rich experience of being in the Sahara.
In the annals of missionary life, the spotlight often shines on the courageous deeds of missionaries braving adversity to spread the Gospel. Yet, behind every missionary’s tale of heroism lies a lesser-known narrative – the support and inspiration provided by the local laity.
As the curtain closes on 2023, what will remain in our memories? Amidst the gloom, there shone a glimmer of hope and love!
Mission month: The Oblate Missionaries of the Mediterranean Province share with us the fruits of their reflection and assessment of the situation of two ministries in which they are engaged together with the Lay members of the Oblate Family.
Frank KUCZERA, Novice Master at Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate in Godfrey, shares with us a prayer project put together by Novices. Writing on behalf of all who contributed to this project, he hopes that “this prayer enriches your spiritual life as much as it has enriched ours.”
Scholastics in Cedara recently organized a Facebook Live event to celebrate the Season of Creation. Sch. Sipho MUKOBOLA, one of the organizers and guest speaker writes about the idea behind this initiative.
After our pilgrimage, I find myself reflecting on the experience with utmost gratitude. Nevertheless, I am left wondering how this experience will be carried forward by the young people and by us Oblates so that it becomes an ongoing living reality in our lives.