The Province of Namibia boasts of nearly 300 committed Oblate Lay Associates in five districts throughout the country. They are accompanied by the National MAMI Director Fr. Raymund Shikesho, OMI, and district leaders who facilitate, encourage, and support the many initiatives and projects at all levels.
Kapena SHIMBOME, OMIGeneral Councillor, Africa-Madagascar For forty years, the Oblates have been serving the People of the […]
The Oblate Mission of Ghana has taken flight. Declared an official Oblate Mission on May 13, 2021, by the Superior General in Council, the First Oblates arrived in the village of Agbenoxoè, Ho, Ghana, on March 21, 2022.
The Mission with Youth is thriving and revitalizing OMI Southern Africa (OMISA) Province especially during this month of October, the month of the Rosary and of the missions. The mission rallies the young people from Oblate parishes and immerses them in the spirit of St. Eugene, helping them “discover who they are in the eyes of God.”
On October 5, 2023, the Superior General
received the consent of the Council for the appointment of the Provincial Council of the Province of Cameroon.
On September 29, 2023, the Superior General received the consent
of the Council for the appointment of the Provincial Council of the Province of Congo.
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.
Fr. Bafana, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate from South Africa, participated in the World Youth Day activities in Lisbon with young people from his parish. This was his first World Youth Day experience. He shares with us how this Experience quenched his spiritual thirst.
More than 100 young people gathered together with Oblates in Namibia for the cleaning campaign in response to Pope Francis’ call to pray for our common home, Mother Earth and the Superior General’s August 15th Letter.
The Oblate Delegation of Zambia is currently hosting a meeting of the Young Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Y.O.M.I) from the five anglophone countries of the subregion of Africa-Madagascar: Lesotho, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
Cameroon: Fr. Dieudonné INAWAY, OMI, was one of the twenty-two Oblates, priests and a brother, who participated in an Ongoing formation session for Oblates with less than 5 years of ordination and perpetual vows, held in Figuil. He tells us how they all “listened attentively to the wisdom of their elders.”
Botswana: Ms. Magdeline Setsetse (MAMI), recently visited Rome where she participated at the General Assembly of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul representing Botswana in her capacity as National President of SVDP. She beautifully shares with us her experience of hospitality and she expresses her gratitude to the General House community.