The session brought together a total number of 23 Formators from 21 different countries: Mexico, USA, Madagascar, Paraguay, Zambia, Cameroon, Sri-Lanka, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Peru, Vietnam, Senegal, Thailand, South Africa, Philippines, Canada, Kenya, Indonesia, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The session was thrown open by the sharing of experiences after which a full week was consecrated for formation on accompaniment and discernment from the psychological and human point of view by Fr. Micheal MORRISSEY. This was followed by a series of conference on the oblate charism and formation in the Prenovitiate by Fr. Joseph LABELLE. In the course of the sessions, the formators had the privilege to visit some historical and significant places in the history of the Oblates.
Presently, we have about 560 young Oblates in the post novitiate formation, and almost half of the number: approximately 240, comes from the Africa-Madagascar Region.
Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI