In keeping with this rule and the practice, on March 1, 2018, Fr. Superior General convoked an “Inter-Chapter” meeting of the Provincials and the Central Government of the Congregation.  The Superiors of Delegations and the Superiors of Missions in the Region of Europe were likewise requested to attend this gathering.

The Oblate Scholasticate of the Province of Poland, in Obra, is now ready to host the OMI Inter-Chapter 2019 from July 1-13.  It will be an important time for the leaders of our Congregation,

  • to evaluate the extent to which decisions taken in Chapter have been carried out,
  • to encourage further implementation of such decisions,
  • to provide for the remote preparation of the next Chapter” (R 128e).

The preparation for the meeting had begun almost a year ago, as the Provincials, Superiors of Delegations and Missions, their respective Councils as well as the Regional Conferences, responded to a questionnaire sent to them by the Ad hoc Committee for the meeting.

The Inter-Chapter will certainly be a great opportunity for the Congregation in order to achieve greater effectiveness in responding to the directions set by the last General Chapter.

Fr.Louis Studer, OMI, describes the report he delivered to the Inter-Chapter about the Canada-US Region

Fr. Louis Studer, OMI

Fr. Louis Studer, OMI (Provincial of the U.S. Province) summeraizes the outcome of the presentation done by the Canada-U.S. Region this afternoon. #InterChapter2019

Posted by OMI WORLD on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The following are many photos from the meeting sent in by Fr. Louis Studer, OMI, along with others posted on Facebook on July 1-3

Fr. Paolo Archiati, Vicar General, presided and preached at the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Photo #4: After the Opening Mass, the Oblate Scholastics continued to lead us in prayer and song as we gathered in the assembly hall.

Superior General, Louis Lougen, OMI addresses the assembly

The Assembly Room

U.S. Provincial, Louis Studer, OMI prior to the opening Mass

In addition to Fr. Studer, the Canada-U.S. egion is represented by (L-R) : Fr. Luc Tardif, Provincial of Notre Dame du Cap Province, Canada and Fr. Ken Thorson, Vicar Provincial of Lacombe Province, Canada,