Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Message of the 36th Oblate General Chapter

Dear brother Missionary Oblates, Dear brothers and sisters of the Mazenodian family, 1. In this jubilee year of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, we give thanks to the Lord. We look to the past with gratitude, beginning with St. Eugene de Mazenod and to...

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Pope Francis names an Oblate Cardinal

On 9 October 2016, at the end of a Marian celebration for the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis named 17 new Cardinals. Among the four who are beyond the age of 80 is an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Bishop Sebastian Koto KHOARAI, Bishop-emeritus of Mohale’s Hoeck in Lesotho. In announcing the Consistory for 19 November...

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Pope Francis to Oblate Chapter: ‘Embrace the poor with new missionary drive’

Pope Francis told the participants in the General Chapter of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) to ‘love Jesus with passion and the Church without conditions’. His exhortation came in a private audience in the Vatican’ Clementine Hall on Friday, as the Oblates celebrate the 200th anniversary since their founding. The Chapter re-elected Fr. Louis...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage Online

The Missionary Oblates were the first group to organise pilgrimages to Lourdes from Britain and Ireland and have been organising pilgrimages to Lourdes since 1883.Every year pilgrims join us from Ireland, Britain and the Channel Islands. Almost 100 Assisted Pilgrims, who require a special level of care and comfort, accompany the other pilgrims and stay...

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Update on the 36th General Chapter

  Fr. Louis LOUGEN, the Superior General, officially opened the General Chapter on 14 September 2016 at the Casa LaSalle in Rome. This is a “Jubilee Chapter” in two senses: the Oblates of Mary Immaculate are celebrating the 200th anniversary of their founding; and it is taking place during the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for...

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Thousands celebrate OMI bicentennial

In 1852, shortly after the first Oblates of Mary Immaculate arrived in Africa, they established a chapel and residence in Pietermaritzburg. Some 164 years later, that city was the site of the bicentennial celebrations of the Foundation of the Congregation and the ministry of the Oblates in Southern Africa. On 6 August, the 2000 seats...

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WYD 2016 – Oblate Days

The Polish Oblates welcomed over 1500 people into their parish, including us! There were a variety of countries represented, from Canada to Turkmenistan. In our group alone we had four countries represented: Ireland, England, Scotland and the USA. There was such an amazing atmosphere from the second we arrived in Wrocław. In the week we...

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Six Young Men Make First Religious Vows

Our religious family can be found in over 60 countries. On Monday August 1, 2016, six young men from different parts of the world made their first religious vows to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Mass was held at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, USA. Very Rev. William...

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Spirituality in the 21st Century

The evening got off to a great start, with 50 parishioners excitedly waiting in anticipation to hear what Fr Frank had to say on Spirituality in the 21st Century. Fr Frank started by explaining that spirituality is not just for the saints and mystics but for us all, and that we each have our own...

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Oblate Ministry of Vocations

As Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate I declare the First Congress on the Oblate Ministry of Vocations to be officially open! This Congress, mandated by the Superior General in Council as one of the very significant ways to mark the 200th Jubilee of our foundation on January 25th...

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