Letter of Fr. General to Prenovitiate Directors 2014

Dear Brother Oblates gathered for the Prenovitiate Formators Workshop, Blessings to all of you and thank you for coming to this important Congregational event which is part of our Oblate Triennium. I would like to thank Father Cornelius, Father Clement, Father Joe Labelle and the members of the Aix Community for their leadership in organizing … Continue reading Letter of Fr. General to Prenovitiate Directors 2014

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR FORMATORS AND FORMING THE CONSECRATED LIFE

Giuseppe Rubino, OMI Rome Italy In the context of the Year of the Consecrated Life, an International Congress for formators of Consecrated Life entitled "Living in Christ according to the way of life of the Gospel; Formed to the consecrated life in the heart of the Church and the world ", was held in Rome … Continue reading THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR FORMATORS AND FORMING THE CONSECRATED LIFE

Witnesses in the world: Oblate Martyrs of Spain

Rev. Fr. Louis Lougen OMI, the Superior General August 13th, 2011 – Malaga (Oblate Youth Encounter) The example of the 22 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate who were martyred in Spain is a strong and brilliant witness to confession of faith in Jesus Christ. For the sole reason that these men were believers in Jesus … Continue reading Witnesses in the world: Oblate Martyrs of Spain

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

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”.