We are a people who follow God and bear witness – who want to bear witness to Jesus Christ.
In this year of the 200th anniversary of the vow of poverty, we suggest that we take the opportunity, on the level of the whole Congregation, to reflect on this vow.
“Charity is at the heart of our lives. In the Church, the Oblate is a man of charity, a man in whom love fills his whole life.
We invite you to take time of prayer for Oblate vocations, for Oblates in first formation and their formators, to reflect on our witness, as those who call.
The Founder truly counted on Father Tempier: “I assure you that I consider it very important for the work of God that you be among us.
“By the grace of God, I feel this desire within me; or if I do not have it, I greatly desire to have it. And with you, everything will become even easier. So, count entirely on me…”
The third call of the 2016 Chapter is: “Formation for Mission”: “As a missionary Congregation, formation is considered from the perspective of mission.
“To be a Christian is a call of love, a call of friendship”. (Pope Francis, 2013)
These courses form part of the Oblate Studies curriculum, consequently the experience of St. Eugene de Mazenod and his charism and tradition will be used to illustrate the class.
I invite each one of us to be attentive in actively supporting those who have this special responsibility of vocations ministry
The Asia-Oceania Regional Conference (AORC) meeting was held in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, from March 2-7, 2020.
On the feast of Saint Joseph, the General Committee of the Oblate Brothers wishes to send you this letter.