At the beginning of the gathering, Fr. James gave a brief introduction to the history of the religious Brother. Some prime examples include Saint Francis Assisi, Saint Gerard Majella, Saint Martin de Porres, Saint André Bessette, Venerable Anthony KOWALCZYK. The vocation of the Brother has a special place in the Church.

Our Founder, Saint Eugene de Mazenod, paid special attention to Oblate Brothers in the Congregation. Oblate Brothers held an important place in his heart. Since 1841, Brothers have occupied such an important place in the congregation that the Founder sent them to all communities and missionary areas in France.