Two Men Profess Perpetual Vows in San Antonio

Oblate Formation

Thanks to Fr. Raul Salas, OMI, and Irma Noyola  & Abril Villarreal-Medina for photos

Oblate Brothers Victor Manuel Patricio Silva (on left) and Felix Bwalya Nyambe process into the chapel

The morning of Saturday September 2, 2017, saw two young men enter the final stretch of their preparatory journey in religious life when they made their Perpetual Vows as Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Oblate Brothers Felix Bwalya Nyambe and Victor Manuel Patricio Silva made their profession before a full house which included Brother Felix’s mother, who came all the way from Zambia, and Brother Victor’s father and siblings from Mexico.

Fr. Jim Brobst, OMI, new Provincial Vicar for Mission and Ministry celebrated the Mass, and Fr. Art Flores, OMI, new Provincial Vicar of Personnel was the homilist. The Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Oblate School of Theology.

Bro. Felix Bwalya Nyambe, OMI, is a native of  Zambia and has been in formation since 2007. It is expected that Brother Felix’s ordination will take place in Zambia after he completes his studies in May 2018.

Bro. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, OMI is a native of Mexico and his mother language is Spanish. He has been in Oblate formation for ten years and upon completion of his studies, his ordination will take place in San Antonio in May of 2018.

(L-R) Fr. Art Flores, OMI, Fr. Raymond Mwangala, OMI, Eleazar Manuel Lopez, Dan Bourg, Vincent Adaikalasamy, Alejandro Alvarado, Eugene Mule, Felix Nyambe, Fr. Jim Brobst, OMI, Victor Patricio-Silva, Robby Banda, Herat Mondol, Lester Antonio Zapata, Jean Emmanuel Meloncourt, Steven Montez, Cosmas Kubai, and Fr. Scott Hill, OMI.