36th General Chapter of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Opens Today in Rome
(Photos from the OMI Lacomb Province of Canada)
Opening Day of the 36th General Chapter, September 14, 2016
Every six years, leaders of the Oblate Congregation from around the world gather in Rome to pray and discern what will be the focus of the Missionary Oblates for the next six years. This year’s General Chapter will run from September 14, to October 11, 2016.
U.S. Oblates attending the General Chapter include: U.S. Provincial, Very Rev. William Antone, Fr. Louis Studer, Fr. James Taggart, Bro. Jason Rossignol, Fr. James Allen, Fr. Fernando Velasquez, Fr. Ron LaFramboise, Fr. David Muñoz, and Fr. Tom Ovalle.
The following is a previously published video introducing the General Chapter along with the designated prayer for the Chapter
In this short video, Superior General, the Very Rev. Louis Lougen, OMI and other Oblates describe the meeting and offer their hopes for its success during this 200th Jubilee Year of the Founding of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate by St. Eugene de Mazenod.
Below the video is the text of the Prayer for the 36th General Chapter. You are invited to pray along with the Oblates, for, “…the grace of finding in Your Son, Jesus Christ, the center of our life and our mission.”
CLICK HERE or on the photo to view the 3-minute video in English
CLICK HERE to view the 3-minute video in Spanish