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35th General Chapter opens

After months of careful preparation the congregationís 35th General Chapter final opened in Rome on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010, the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady. For every Oblate, in Rome and beyond, this is indeed a moment of grace which touches each one of us individually and all of us together collectively.

                The deliberations and decisions made during this Chapter will determine the direction we take as Oblates. Before the end of the Chapter a Superior General and Council will be elected. The man chosen and his Council will be responsible for confirming applications to perpetual vows, will grant First Obediences and most importantly will hold, in our regard the place of God. And so, what is going on in Rome during these days should interest us personally because it will eventually affect our lives.

                We may not physically be in Rome, but we can follow the proceedings by reading the reports and updates posted on the General Administration website. Most importantly, we need to pray for the brothers delegated by us, members of the congregation, to go to Rome. They carry our joys and hopes. They also carry a heavy burden.

            May God be gracious to us, and bless us. May St Eugene and the company of Oblates in heaven pray for us!

 

Raymond Mwangala OMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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