By Fr. Patryk Osadnik, OMI (President of CPJVE)
It’s nearly World Youth Day again! And Fr. Chicho, our Superior General, will also be there! And he is so looking forward to being at the Oblate Youth Meeting in Lisbon.
In the recent past, whenever there was a World Youth Day, Oblate Youth would usually gather a week before the actual World Youth Day activities. Local Oblates would organize and host such a gathering; as we saw in Poland, Brazil, Spain, and Australia, these are special days of encounter as Oblate Youth, where we get to share, deepen and experience the Oblate charism.
Unfortunately, this year, because we have no Oblate missionaries in Portugal, it became challenging to organize such a gathering.
However, as the European Commission for the Mission with Youth and Vocations (CPJVE), we could not allow this moment to pass by. Still, after many difficulties, we secured a venue to be together as Oblate Youth with Our Superior General.
We, with this invite and encourage you to participate in the Oblate Youth Meeting during World Youth Day in Lisbon. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet, share, and enjoy. It will undoubtedly help us experience the Oblate charism and our international spirit uniquely!
We are looking forward to seeing you all there in great numbers!
Here is some practical information concerning the meeting:
PLACE: Parque de Jogos 1º de Maio, Lisbon
DATE: 1st of August,
TIME: 09a.m. – 11 a.m.
09:00 – Opening and welcoming remarks
09:30 – Conference: Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso OMI, Superior General
10:15 – Sharing in international groups
10:45 – Closing remarks and Final Blessing
NB. This is an open event, and there is no need for booking