From its origin, the Oblate Congregation has been mindful of its departed members. Its concern for the dead, most evident in the writings of our Founder, also appears lucidly in our Constitutions and Rules, in the Acts of General Chapters, and in the Circular Letters of our Superiors General. Keeping the memory of our deceased alive, and remembering them fondly in prayer, is an integral part of our Oblate heritage. It is a legacy Eugene de Mazenod transmits to us from the Church's own tradition, a message which is still relevant today. This article focuses briefly on each of the above elements.
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