Congress on Oblate Charism in context

Today, 200 years after the founding of our Congregation, how do we live the Charism? This is the question as a thread for the congress on the Oblate Charism organized by Father Fabio CIARDI, Director of the General Service for the Oblate Studies.

Fr. Krzysztof Zielenda during his conference

Fr. Krzysztof Zielenda during his conference

Connected via the Internet, this Congress has been held simultaneously in eight cities where the Oblates work Rome (Italy), San Antonio (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Obra (Poland), Kinshasa (DR Congo) , Durban (South Africa), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Manila (Philippines). It was attended by about 1,000 people per day, from 30 June to 3 July 2015.

Fr. Bonga Majola during his conference

Fr. Bonga Majola during his conference

Among many Oblates who participated there were two from Aix: Krzysztof ZIELENDA who spoke of the community of Aix as a place for the resources of the charisma and BONGA MAJOLA whose conference was about the experience Mazenod as a service for the charism. All lectures during the Congress will be published in four volumes of the journal “Oblatio”.

Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI