Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate (MAMI) in Japan
MAMI committee in Japan consists of three Oblates. The total number of members of MAMI is roughly around 400 persons. They are mainly from 5 different Oblate working areas namely, Kochi, Fukuoka, Itami, Naruto and Toyohashi.
MAMI committee visits these five missions annually to have a day’s session, usually on a Saturday to celebrate mass commemorating St. Eugene, and thereafter give three talks by the committee members basing on the spirit and the spirituality of St. Eugene. The talks are based on the life story and the special spiritual experiences of our Founder, his sermons especially the sermon on Ash Wednesday in 1813, and also his other writings very specially the preface of the Constitution.
The gatherings in the year 2016 were held on Sundays with special intention of celebrating the Oblate 200thjubilee with MAMI members and sharing that joy with the whole group. Whenever the MAMI committee organizes those sessions, there are a few chosen MAMI members at each place, who take up the leadership.
MAMI members support and collaborate with the Oblates in sharing the Oblate mission through prayers, discussions at gatherings, offerings and even contributions in writing articles for the newsletter published tri-quarterly. The newsletter published by MAMI committee carries information on those annual gatherings and other Oblate news both local and international. Continuing with our vision and mission of Oblates with MAMI members, in the future we hope for their support and co-operation in the field of Oblate vocation and formation.
We are all evangelizers in the spirit of St. Eugene and Jesus.