The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate are getting ready for their 37th General Chapter, which will commence on 14 September, 2022 in Nemi, Italy.

The Chapter theme, “PILGRIMS OF HOPE, IN COMMUNION”, reminds us Oblates that we are called to be in communion with one another and to offer signs of hope in and through the living out of our charism and mission in these times of great calamity and despair.

“Centro Ad Gentes” of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Nemi where the General Chapter will be held.

The Pre-Capitular Commission, the team that is responsible for the preparatory process, led by Fr. Thomas OVALLE, has already gathered for several rounds of discussion (both virtually and in person). Attached is the letter that they sent to the Presidents of OMI Regions and Superiors of Provinces, Delegations, and Missions, instructing them regarding the Unit Reports and Regional Reports.

Letter of the Pre-Chapter Commission

Of course, not every Oblate can be present in Nemi when the Chapter begins.   Nevertheless, it’s been a long-standing tradition that all the Oblates will participate in the preparatory process as they reflect on the Chapter Theme and pray for the Chapter’s success. Therefore, it is the intention of the Commission that the whole Congregation enters into “the spirit of the Chapter”.

Further, the Commission hopes to make the Chapter Prayer and the logo available soon.