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



Icon of St. Eugene

Icon of St. Eugene

July 20th, 2016

This beautiful icon of St. Eugene was made by Sr. Mary Park a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Suwon, Korea. The Oblates in Korea have been offering saying mass at the sisters’ convent for a long time.

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History of the Oblate Mission of Kenya 1997-2016 – PART 3

History of the Oblate Mission of Kenya 1997-2016 - PART 3

July 13th, 2016

Kisaju Parish: Over a 19 year history, 26 Oblates served in Kenya. Some have come and gone over the years while 12 Oblates currently minister in Kenya. As a result of the increased number of Oblates, responsibility of a new parish was accepted.

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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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08Aug

Theology a Gift to the World

Theology a Gift to the World at the World Forum on Theology of Liberation
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08Aug

Theology and Liberation

Theology and Liberation: Sharing experiences of empowering the poor in Canada and beyond the borders
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09Aug

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year…
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09Aug

World Social Forum

The World Social Forum (WSF) is the largest gathering of civil society to find solutions to the problems of our time…
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15Aug

Installation of the New Provincial Council

of OMI Lacombe Canada Province. 7PM at St Joseph Church, Ottawa.
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15Aug

Provincial Council Meeting

This will be the first meeting of the new Provincial Council for OMI Lacombe Canada
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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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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.