THE TRIENNIUM BEGINS: INVITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN US

 Letter from the Superior General, Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2013  Blessings to all my brother Oblates and Associates on this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! We begin our Oblate Triennium with this wonderful feast, and enter into a time of expectancy … Continue reading THE TRIENNIUM BEGINS: INVITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN US

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Formation after the novitiate: internalizing Oblate values and the spirit of oblation

Last July, I took part in the Congress on the Charism in Context as both a celebration of the heritage of our Oblate family and as a commitment to renew ourselves as a Congregation in the dynamics of the Oblate charism, such as the Spirit is inviting us to do today. The essential role of … Continue reading Formation after the novitiate: internalizing Oblate values and the spirit of oblation

A journey of initiation into religious life

Fr. Cornelius Ngoka, OMI, Assistant General The novitiate is a time of initiation into religious life during which the Oblate novice, guided by the Holy Spirit and under the guidance of the master of novices, grows in friendship with Christ. During this time, the novice experiences the Oblate charism, deepened and lived in community and, … Continue reading A journey of initiation into religious life

Human Growth and formation in the prenovitiate

The novena of prayer for vocations to Oblate religious life which we have just experienced has allowed us both to renew ourselves in our own vocation and to understand that in addition to vocation ministry, each activity and missionary presence should be an opportunity to pray for vocations to Oblate missionary life and promote them. … Continue reading Human Growth and formation in the prenovitiate

Ongoing formation for renewing oneself in the Oblate charism

Cornelius Ngoka, OMI, Assistant General In the Apostolic Letter to all consecrated persons during the Year of Consecrated Life, which coincides with the second year of the Oblate triennium, Pope Francis explains the objectives of the year for each religious institute and for each consecrated person: look at the past with gratitude, live the present … Continue reading Ongoing formation for renewing oneself in the Oblate charism

Oblate Brothers: “Real power is in service”.

Fr. Paolo Archiati, OMI, Vicar General The celebration of St. Joseph’s feast is an occasion for reflection on this person whom we honor as patron and protector of the whole Congregation and, in particular, of our Brothers. I would like to share a couple of thoughts on this theme. My first thought comes from a … Continue reading Oblate Brothers: “Real power is in service”.

Formation as a life-long process: Oblate Triennium: Year II

Fr. Cornelius Ngoka OMI, Assistant General The Oblate Triennium is meant to be an instrument opening our lives to God’s grace to fan the flame of Oblate life and mission as we prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Congregation and the General Chapter of 2016. The Oblate Triennium is a pilgrimage of grace into … Continue reading Formation as a life-long process: Oblate Triennium: Year II

First Latin American Vocation Congress: November 18th, 2015 -Brazil

"Master, where do you live? He answered: Come and see.”(John 1:38-39) That was the inspirational text for our first Latin American vocation congress at Aparecida, Brazil, where we Oblates took part representing 9 Units of our Region, coming from 14 different countries, in all 27 men and 3 women missionaries, two of whom were Lay … Continue reading First Latin American Vocation Congress: November 18th, 2015 -Brazil