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.
Grzegorz GLABAS, is an Oblate originally from Poland, missionary in Aosta, northwestern Italy. The pilgrimage to the World Youth Day in Lisbon, with young people from his parish, renewed his conviction that the Oblate Charism leads us to the Church.
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.
Fr. Felix BWALYA was one of the four Oblate priests who accampanied the Youth from the US and Mexico to the World Youth Day in Lisbon. He shares with us his convictions concerning the Oblate Youth.
The questions, addressed by the Superior General, Fr. Chicho to the young people, were the common thread of the days lived first in Pozuelo, as a Mediterranean Province, then in Lisbon as a global Oblate Family.
Fr. Ismael, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate from the Mediterranean Province, recently participated in the World Youth Day activities in Lisbon. The Experience provoked in him some deep reflection, here he shares with us his reflections on this unforgettable experience.
Nine Oblates from the Assumption Province, who accompanied a group of 422 Young pilgrims to the World Youth Day in Lisbon, feel challenged by the faith and the desire for sanctity demonstrated by the Youth during their pilgrimage in Lisbon.
During their pilgrimage, the young people felt deeply moved by the closeness of the Oblates. Among them, Ivan and Miriam, a young couple and youth from the Oblate parish of Saint Leandro in Madrid.
Inmaculada participated in WYD with the Oblate Youth in Madrid and Lisbon. Now she shares with us her unforgettable experience.
On Thursday evening, World Youth Day pilgrims meditated and prayed with Pope Francis on the 14 stations […]
Pope Francis leads the welcoming ceremony of the 37th World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, and reminds young people from across the globe that God calls each of us by name because He loves every person.