Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) Superior General, Rev. Fr. Louis Lougen has arrived in Zambia to celebrate with the OMI in Zambia the 200 years of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate existence.
And Rev. Fr. Lougen has implored the religious to deepen their faith and commitment to God.
“The religious need to continue serving the Church through the poor, who they should reach out to. The religious, especially the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, should ensure they emulate their founder, Eugene de Mazenod, who was close and available to the people” Fr. Lougen said.
Fr. Lougen further noted that many people are poor materially and spiritually, hence the need to be at their service.
The Superior General has further called on every Christian to be close to Jesus Christ in order to serve him and his people diligently and called for enhanced prayer life among God's people in order to experience true joy and overcome temptations.
He was speaking to journalists upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Internal Airport in Lusaka, Tuesday 22nd June, 2016.
Fr. Lougen is in Zambia to join the OMI community celebrate their 200th Anniversary.
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) have been in existence for 32 years in Zambia and are working in Mongu, Lusaka and Kabwe dioceses.