Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, O.M.I. | 2024 Kusenberger Lecture

Oblate School of Theology

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Saturday, February 17

Feb17 | 9:00AM – 10:30AM Central Time | FREE LECTURE | IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE | 11:30AM Liturgy to follow By Oblate School of Theology

Date and time

Saturday, February 17 · 9 – 10:30am CST




9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, O.M.I. | 2024 Kusenberger Public Lecture

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, O.M.I. Superior General | “May We Understand Well What We Are! A Shared Charism in a Charismatic Family”

Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies 2024 Public Lecture


The US Mazenodian Family is a diverse community of ordained, laity, scholastics, and associates—people who love the Oblates, support us, and serve with us in many ways. Across the many groups that make up the Oblate community, we are called to identify and live out what it means to be an Oblate. Through cooperation with Christ, we realize our shared mission, even in the context of the missionary and ecclesial challenges of our time. We look to our charism to sustain ourselves on this journey together.

This 2024 Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies Public Lecture takes an overview of the evolution and expansion of the charism expressed in the life of St. Eugene de Mazenod. We will see the movement and incarnation of the Holy Spirit alive in the varied ways we live our shared charism. We will further examine how to engage our charism in response to contemporary missionary and ecclesial challenges. These challenges encourage us to maintain creative fidelity while imagining expanded possibilities for complementarity among the different forms of life in our charismatic family.


Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, O.M.I., is the Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Fr. Rois Alonso was born on 4 December 1963 in Madrid, Spain. He professed his first religious vows as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate on 19 September 1982, and received priestly ordination on 21 May 1988. He has served in the following roles: Vocation director for the Province of Spain (1988-1992), Superior of the Scholasticate in Pozuelo, Spain (1996-1999), provincial of the Province of Spain (2000-2004), and General Councilor for Europe (2004-2016). From 2017-2022 he served in the Western Sahara Mission of the Mediterranean Province.

On Thursday, 29 September 2022, the 37th General Chapter of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate elected him as its 14th Superior General for a term of six years.

This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing afterward on the Oblate School of Theology YouTube Channel.

In-person participants are encouraged to bring a light jacket or shawl, a writing pad and pen, and a reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug.

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

The Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies (at Oblate School of Theology) was established in January 2017 to conclude the celebration of the 200 years of existence of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Chair is the first of its kind and is dedicated to the study and dissemination of the history, charism, spirituality and mission of the Missionary Oblates through teaching and research, academic and enrichment programs, an annual Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies Lecture, and cooperation with the other Institutes of higher learning – at the service of the Oblate General Administration and all connected with the charism of Saint Eugene de Mazenod throughout the world.

The Chair offers an online asynchronous Certificate in Oblate Studies and an M.A. Spirituality degree, with a concentration in Oblate Studies.