The recent retreat led by Fr Laurence in Argentina had four final oblations: Carlos Juarez, Juana Paez, Luis Álvarez and Raúl Pavón. This is a lay consecration of life to the Lord in following the Rule of Saint Benedict and in service of the Community and of humanity.
Carlos, Juana and Luis reside in Argentina, Raúl came especially from Ecuador to make his final oblation. Juana and Luis are a couple: Juana waited for Luis on his way to the Oblate to make his oblation together. Now there are six WCCM Oblates in Argentina and Raúl is the first one in Ecuador. There is an Oblate in Paraguay and another six in Venezuela, as well as a couple of novices (Mexico and Colombia) and several postulants (from Mexico, Chile and Spain), in terms of members of the Spanish language.