If one can assimilate “oblation” and “offering”, the word “Oblate” designates the one offered to God. Oblation is therefore a consecration. On the Sunday of the Holy Trinity, Patrick VEY, Oblate scholastic in internship at Aix Community, renewed his oblation. He made the gift of himself. He therefore devoted himself to God to be in the world a sign of his love.
Oblation is a commitment of faith and love expressed publicly. The renewal of Patrick’s oblation was made at the Mission Church in Aix, in front of Father Paolo ARCHIATI, Vicar of the Superior General and in the presence of many Oblates and faithful. During this celebration, Patrick delivered his testimony on the discovery of the call to missionary life and his vocational stages in Germany, Italy and France.
After his year-long internship in Aix, Patrick returned to Italy in order to continue his formation in the missionary life by studying canon law. We hope that his final commitment will be made soonly in a few months. His formation for priesthood will end with the diaconate and priestly ordination. The Missioning will follow.
Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI