AFRICA-MADAGASCAR REGION

Statutes

French

Preamble - 1. The Africa-Madagascar Region - 2. The Conference of the Region - 3. Purposes of the Conference - 4. Meetings of the Conference - 5. Officers of the Conference - 6. Advisory Committees - 7. Finances of the Conference - 8. The Statutes - Conclusion

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PREAMBLE

1. We, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the Africa-Madagascar Region, conscious of our vocation to proclaim Jesus Christ and his Kingdom to the most abandoned and to reawaken the faith in those to whom we are sent, are deeply aware of the need to draw inspiration from God, the giver of all good gifts, from his Church, from our Oblate charism, and from African values.

2. We will spare no effort to help people discover who Christ is.

3. Our mission, shaped by the circumstances specific to our region, calls us to respond to the most urgent needs of the People of God through various forms of witness and ministry. “We fulfil our mission in and through the community to which we belong. Our communities, therefore, are apostolic in character... By growing in unity of heart and mind, we bear witness before the world that Jesus lives in our midst, and unites us in order to send us out to proclaim God’s reign” (C. 37).

4. Ever mindful that the mission we serve is that which Jesus entrusted to his disciples, we will spare no effort to establish living Christian communities deeply rooted in the local culture, as we strive to discern the will of God so that his kingdom may come and his will be done.

1. The Africa-Madagascar Region