Latin America

Latin America

Mexico: Meeting of the Formandi

The formandi of the Province of Mexico gathered in person, for the first time since COVID-19, at the Blessed Joseph Gerard vocational residence in Puebla from April 1st to April 3rd, 2024.

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Latin America

Close to the people: Oblates in Port-au-Prince

The entire Charismatic family stands in solidarity with the Oblates and the Church in Haiti as we witness the grave crisis unfolding in Haiti, compounded by recent violent episodes. Our hearts go out to the Haitian population, and we hold them close in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.

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Latin America

Latin American Bursars Convene with Office of the General Treasurer

From February 12 to 16, Latin American bursars convened for a training workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. The attendees comprised treasurers from Paraguay, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Peru, under the leadership of Fr. Charles RENSBURG, OMI, the General Treasurer of the Congregation.

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Latin America

Haiti: Days of great Violence and Uncertainty

Haiti continues to experience days of great violence and uncertainty. Armed groups and violent gangs have taken over Port-au-Prince, throwing the city into chaos and fear. This constant threat has created an oppressive atmosphere, where safety is elusive and daily life is disrupted by unchecked violence.

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Latin America

My First Weeks on Mission in Cuba

On January 25th in the early morning, I embarked on my voyage to Cuba. This was the start of my missionary experience. As Oblates we are obliged by our norms of formation to live a certain period of our time in first formation in a culture that is not our own. This experience is to prepare missionaries in order to minister better to people. Living in a culture that is foreign to the one that you know helps you later to be more understanding of people and better equipped to pastor to the flock of faithful.

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Latin America

Mexico: Aligning with the Church and the Congregation

Inspired by C. 35, “To put ourselves increasingly at the service of God in his people…” the Oblates of the Province of Mexico, gathered from February 5th to 9th in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico.

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Latin America

Rt. Rev. Luis Alberto HUAMÁN CAMAYO, OMI, Appointed Archbishop

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Luis Alberto HUAMÁN CAMAYO, O.M.I., as metropolitan archbishop of the Archdiocese of Huancayo, Peru, transferring him from the titular see of Tepelta and the office of auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese.

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Latin America

Laity: The Heroes of the Heroes

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.

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Latin America

BOLPER: Suppression of the Oblate Mission in Puerto Rico

On January 9, 2024, the Superior General Father Luis Ignacio ROIS ALONSO, OMI, with the consent of his Council, officially suppressed the Mission of Puerto Rico from the BOLPER Delegation.

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Latin America

Centenary Celebration: Catholic Presence in the Chaco Region

On December 23, 1925, a group of five German Oblates made their way to the Chaco, a region that was then considered a part of Bolivia.

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Latin America

Mexico: “La Guadalupana descended to Tepeyac hill”

“From the heavens on a beautiful morning, La Guadalupana, La Guadalupana, La Guadalupana descended to Tepeyac hill.” This refrain echoes through the streets of Mexico during the festive celebration of Santa María de Guadalupe, a joyous occasion that pays homage to the Brown Virgin or “La Morenita.”

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Latin America

Paraguay: Bishop Wilhelm Guillermo STECKLING, OMI, Resigns

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) presented by His Excellency Monsignor Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I., former Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1998 – 2010)

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