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



The National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors (NAVFD)

The National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors (NAVFD)

March 29th, 2017

The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is launching a national survey that has never been done before in Canada.

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“It was time I withdrew.” – Eugene de Mazenod, Retreat Notes, May 1818

"It was time I withdrew." - Eugene de Mazenod, Retreat Notes, May 1818

March 27th, 2017

As Oblates and Associates, I expect we all have our favorite ‘touchstone’ stories about Eugene. These are the stories which we tell ourselves over and over again as we connect to the Founder and his charism. The Good Friday conversion story, the Lenten sermon at the Madeleine, the Supplica, the death bed exhortation: these are some of the beloved stories which reveal to us something of the heart of Eugene while at the same time speaking to our own hearts.

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OBLATE NEWS

Media That Motivates

March 29th, 2017

Everywhere we look we hear and read about social media in its many forms: website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, etc. What are these applications all about? How might they be useful for vocation ministry? What are some novel ways that congregations are using social media today?

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Catholic priest gives blessing at Behchoko’s Dene handgames tournament

March 29th, 2017

A group of priests attended and blessed a hand games tournament in Behchoko, N.W.T., over the weekend (March 11-12). The games included Dene drumming, a sacred act that was once resisted by the Catholic Church.

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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.