Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

"For us, the first rule is Jesus Christ" - St Eugene

"We are called to live in the light" - Ron Rolheiser OMI

"With the eyes of Christ" - 1998 General Chapter

"We choose community" - 1992 General Chapter

"They must strive to be saints" - St Eugene



Invitation to Fall in Love Again

Invitation to Fall in Love Again

May 16th, 2017

Falling in love – Something that I do often, with communities (such as my parish and of course the Oblates of Mary Immaculate), with life, and sometimes with particular things which will only add to my life and how I will live it. In this case the Constitutions and Rules of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, their “Rule of Life”.

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Marriage

Marriage

April 25th, 2017

I have just finished a counselling session with a couple. I decided to take this opportunity to share a bit more about the ministry I am involved in. As well as teaching at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, I have a small practice where I see 3-6 couples on a weekly basis. I got involved in marriage counselling very early in my priesthood.

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OBLATE NEWS

2017 Personnel Appointments – OMI Lacombe Canada

May 19th, 2017

OMI Lacombe Canada Personnel Appointments for 2017 from Fr. Ken Forster, OMI, and the Provincial Leadership.

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A Message Regarding the Change in Pastoral Leadership At Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

May 19th, 2017

Following the Renewing Our Life and Mission (ROLM) process in the spring of 2015 there was a decision to change the pastoral leadership at Sacred Heart Parish in Edmonton. At the time there was an appeal from many in the parish for Fr. Jim Holland to stay on as pastor.

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A Legacy of Retreat and Renewal

May 18th, 2017

The little cabin at Amyot Lake has been a retreat for the Oblates serving in the dioceses of Prince Albert and Keewatin Le Pas for the last 25 years or so.

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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.