ABOUT THE OBLATES
“Profoundly respecting the dignity and sacredness of each person, we seek to grow close to Christ and make him known through our way of life and ministry. We commit ourselves principally to those on the margins of church and society.”
Our Congregation’s primary purpose is TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS to “those people whose condition cries out for salvation” (Constitution no. 5). While we recognize certain ministries as central to our tradition, there are no ministries foreign to us, as long as they help us proclaim the Gospel TO THE POOR AND THE MOST ABANDONED and fulfil their “need for salvation” (Constitution no. 1).
WHAT WE DO
Oblates exercise very diverse ministries but above all seek to dedicate themselves to the poor and abandoned. One can thus find Oblates in Britain and Ireland working in parishes, in missionary formation, preaching, social justice and pastoral ministries, or prisons. “No ministry is alien to us as long as we never lose sight of the main purpose of the Congregation: the evangelization of the most abandoned.” ~ Oblate Constitutions and Rules.
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate are a religious congregation of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church under the patronage of Our Lady. They are essentially missionaries who work in many countries and are available for every kind of apostolic work.