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



Thoughts on Forgiveness

Thoughts on Forgiveness

August 18th, 2016

In our Christian faith, Jesus makes a point that we are to forgive not once but seven times seventy (Matthew 18:22). In the Lord’s Prayer we are to forgive others as we ourselves seek forgiveness. The call to be forgiving is a prominent theme in the Scriptures yet there is little on how to forgive.

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A Special “Holy Door” in Korea

A Special "Holy Door" in Korea

August 4th, 2016

Having been challenged and encouraged repeatedly by that “dear old man” Pope Francis, we could not resist being drawn into his ideal world. “Leave your comfortable and lovely churches and go into the dirty and dangerous outskirts of humankind. Seek out the sinners, the rejected, the marginalized, the least ones in our society and bring them the mercy of God.”

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OBLATE NEWS

An Eagle Feather… A Path to Reconciliation

August 17th, 2016

Several years ago I received an eagle feather – a sign of appreciation for my ministry at the prison. I was honored but troubled. The feather did not feel like it belonged to me. I brought my concerns to Harry Lafond (Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and Executive Director, Office of the Treaty Commissioner). Harry received me graciously and explained, “You are the carrier of the feather. One day you will meet someone and you will know that it is their feather.”

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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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28Aug

Catholic Indigenous Elders Dialogue

The focus of this gathering is to foster a dialogue between church leadership and Catholic Indigenous Elders on the topics of…
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14Sep

The Oblate General Chapter

The General Chapter is the highest authority within the Oblate Congregation. It is meant to strengthen the bonds of unity of the whole Oblate world and…
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24Sep

Bringing into dialogue Native ways of Life and the teachings of Pope Francis about our Common Home

Bringing into dialogue Native ways of Life and the teachings of Pope Francis about our Common Home
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22Oct

Care for Our Common Home as Long as the Rivers Flow

Symposium in Saskatoon, “Care for Our Common Home as Long as the Rivers Flow”
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29Oct

Ecology, the Current Economy and Laudato Si

Symposium in St. Albert, “Ecology, the Current Economy and Laudato Si”
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18Nov

Mining: We Must Continue to Talk

Symposium in Ottawa, “Mining: We Must Continue to Talk”
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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.