Eugene BENEDICT, General Councillor for Asia-Oceania, recently visited Indonesia from October 16–30, 2023, to lend support and encouragement to our Oblates in the Indonesian Province. Here, he recounts his experience.
November 2 – 15, 2023, Raymond MWANGALA and Eugene BENEDICT visited the Oblate Delegation in Vietnam, it was a fraternal visit intended to introduce the General councillors to the Delegation and to strengthen the bonds of unity between the Oblates of the Delegation and the rest of the Congregation.
The De Mazenod Family National Gathering was held at Mazenod College Victoria from November 9 -12. The theme this year was “Pilgrims Celebrating Community”.
On November 5, surrounded by his brother Oblates, Marcel DUMAIS, former General Councilor for Canada-US Region (2004 – 2010), peacefully passed away in Richelieu. Oblates pay tribute to a distinguished leader and a devoted servant of God, whose passing has left a void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
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.
Since September 12, 2023, Oblates from Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, England, and Canada gathered in our Foundation House in Aix-en-Provence for the De Mazenod Experience. As they conclude their Experience in Aix, Mateusz GARSTECKI hosted three of the participants on OMIChat-Live to share their two months experience with the entire Charismatic family.
From October 17 to November 1, 2023, the Superior General, Fr. Chicho visited the Oblate Province of Notre-Dame-du-Cap in Quebec and Ottawa. This visit was an opportunity to meet his confrères and their communities; it was a Pilgrimage of Hope. Here are some of the heartwarming testimonies of those Oblates who were able to meet and accompany the Superior General in his pilgrimage of Hope.
From Aix-en-Provence, the Superior General, Fr. Chicho, sends a message of gratitude to the Oblate charismatic family of Notre-Dame-Du-Cap after his fruitful pilgrimage to their Province.
Kapena SHIMBOME, OMIGeneral Councillor, Africa-Madagascar For forty years, the Oblates have been serving the People of the […]
The Superior General, Luis Ignacio ROIS ALONSO, OMI, has been visiting Canada since October 17, 2023. He has traveled thousands of kilometers following the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Fr. Antoni BOCHM, OMI, the Vicar General, embarked on a visit to the Oblate missions in Bangladesh. This visit is particularly special as the Oblate Delegation of Bangladesh recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The Province of Belgium-Netherlands was host to a recent visit by the First Assistant General, Fr. Raymond MWANGALA, and the Provincial of France, Fr. Renaud SALIBA. The visit which took place from 16 October 2023 to 25 October 2023 was part of the ongoing discernment process of the future of the province.