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.
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.
The Superior General, Fr. Chicho, wishes to express his gratitude for the WYD experience. He also announces his upcoming visit to the Oblate Mission in Cuba and requests prayers for the Joint Session of the Latin American Region.
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.
As pilgrims of Hope in communion, the Oblate Youth of Australia began their journey to WYD in Lisbon with a pilgrimage to Israel to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and culminating in a pilgrimage to Aix-en-Provence “the Oblate Holy Land.”