For several years, the General Committee of Oblate Brothers has been responsible for the animation of the anniversary of the 1st vows. The Oblate Brothers who participated in the General Chapter, worked on the reflection for this November 1st.
To lead us to a new awareness of our identity and mission as Oblates in today’s world and in the context of the synodal Church: “communion, participation and mission”.
VIDEO: It was August 15, 1822, 200 years ago. The Congregation of the Missionaries of Provence (later known as the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate) had been founded only six years earlier.
Learn from her to be always faithful, to trust that God’s Word to you will be fulfilled, and that nothing is impossible with God.’” (St. John Paul II)
On August 15, 2022 we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the special experience of St. Eugene de Mazenod as he prayed before the statue of the Oblate Madonna.
The Founder’s Experience before the Oblate Madonna. It was August 15, 1822, 200 years ago. Today we celebrate the 200th Anniversary.
What is “ours” is to put ourselves always at the service of the most abandoned (OMI Constitution 5) and in this we risk our lives (C. 2). That is our oblation.
For the next five months, there will be five articles based on the theme of our Chapter – Pilgrims of Hope in Communion and are meant for personal and communal reflection and discussion.