In November 2020, the General Committee of Oblate Brothers and two Oblate Brothers delegated by each region were to participate in the session organized at the Missionary Oblate Foundation house in Aix-en-Provence. This session was to allow the Committee to prepare a document on the identity and Mission of the Oblate Brother in the Congregation.
As a result of the pandemic, this session was cancelled and the General Committee had to hold its meeting virtually.
During this meeting the members of the Committee shared the reality of the Oblate Brothers in their region, while giving an echo of the consequences of the pandemic. The meeting ended by addressing the prospect of the 2022 Chapter, however the Committee will meet again in Rome from October 19 to 23, 2021 to prepare for the General Chapter.
Until then, everyone has committed to being the ambassador of the meditation for the anniversary of the first vows, November 1, 1818.
In this year, when we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Father Tempier, the meditation highlights some aspects of this beautiful Oblate figure.