On the night of May 20 Oblate from MOC gathered at St Mary’s Seminary. We began with the First Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Solemnity of Our Founder followed by our traditional Oblate Oraison (half an hour silent prayer in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We know very well that the strength of our communities comes from Jesus. Every time we gather for Oriason we experience what the Apostles had when they stayed with Jesus. Oraison also connects us with all the other Oblates across the Globe.
After feeding our souls we moved to the refectory (dining room) for dinner and later for some family quality time when stories were shared and joy of being together was evident.