Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Our mission is to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to seek it before all else.

They are called to be the Saviour’s co-workers...

Our communities seek to radiate the warmth of the Gospel to those around us...

Always close to the people...



Oblate Mission with Youth

Oblate Mission with Youth

June 6th, 2016

Two hundred years of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, certainly marks a significant moment in the history of our Congregation. I was honored to participate in the OMI Youth Congress, which was held in Aix-en-Provence, France, the birthplace of the Congregation, on March 7-13, 2016. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring together Oblates, Oblate Associates and youth representatives from all Oblate regions around the world, to reflect on the mission with the youth. Our hope and purpose was to begin drawing up a possible common missionary strategy for the mission with youth in the whole Congregation.

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Renewed Zeal in Montreal

Renewed Zeal in Montreal

May 26th, 2016

Each year a student missionary organization has a conference just prior to New Years Eve somewhere in Canada. This last year, 2015, it took place in Montreal. Vocation promoters attend these conferences regularly in order to be present to the eight hundred mostly single catholic young adults who attend.

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OBLATE NEWS

North American Conference of Oblate Retreat and Renewal Centers

June 16th, 2016

From May 29th to June 1st of this year, the North American Conference of Oblate Retreat and Renewal Centers (NACORRC) held its 39th annual meeting, hosted this year at King’s House, Belleville, IL.

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In the Footsteps of Saint Eugene

June 16th, 2016

I think it is safe to say that it was everything we wanted it to be and more! The April 16 – April 26, 2016 Aix-Experience for OMI Lacombe Associates and friends exceeded everyone’s expectations in just about every way.

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Oblates on the Hills

June 6th, 2016

On June 1st, Fr. Ken Forster and I trekked over to Parliament Hill to join hundreds of citizens concerned about Bill C-14 to legalize assisted death and euthanasia, which was passed in the House of Common on Tuesday and is now before the Senate. Speakers from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Living with Dignity Network, the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia, and several members of parliament spoke against Bill C-14 and need for society to see Bill C -14 as a dangerous bill that will not protect vulnerable Canadians.

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OUR PEOPLE

Armelle and Louis Molin

Armelle and Louis Molin

We have been in contact with the Oblates since 1973. In 1986, we participated in a workshop on “Personality and Human Relations” directed by Father Lomer Laplante O.M.I. Through personal reflection and sharing with the other members of the group, we discovered a profound and nearly urgent desire to live a “missionary experience“ which led us to our first trip to Bolivia in 1987. We remained in Bolivia during 10 out of 15 years, because we also wanted to spend time with our family in Canada.

John Brioux, OMI

John Brioux, OMI

John is friendly, talkative, colorful and full of stories. He wears his Oblate identity with a sense of pride and fills the room with his warm smile. His conversation is equally expressive in his facial expressions as in his spirited words.

Robert Filion, OMI

Robert Filion, OMI

He was born in 1931 in Danby, Quebec, and raised on the Southern Shore of the St. Lawrence outside of Montreal. He began his Oblate life with his novitiate year in 1948.