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Follow Claudia and John to Tijuana

Follow Claudia and John to Tijuana

On October 19th and October 20th my friends, Claudia Garcia and John Wagner, will be visiting our La Morita mission in Tijuana, Mexico. While there they will witness the work of the Oblates and visit with the people they serve. During this time, and for a while afterward, they will be sharing with you photos […]

Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate Godfrey, Illinois

Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate Godfrey, Illinois

Hundreds of Oblates and Oblate novices over the years have found a “home away from home” near the small town of Godfrey, Illinois.  Dense woods, breathtaking bluffs and idyllic pastures create the perfect environment for two very special Oblate ministries there: the Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate and the Oblate Ecological Initiative. The Oblates have […]

Living the Oblate Charism: Fr. Ray Cook, O.M.I.

Living the Oblate Charism:  Fr. Ray Cook, O.M.I.

“Your destiny is to be apostles, and so tend within your hearts the sacred fire that the Holy Spirit lights there…”  – Saint Eugene De Mazenod, Nov 17, 1851 “I used to work at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a web developer,” said Fr. Ray Cook, O.M.I. “And before that I was a trainer for Microsoft […]

Light Shines Through Darkness

Light Shines Through Darkness

Brother Devin Watkins is a student at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He reflects on how a family tragedy played a key role in his calling to religious life:  Much of my conversion story centers on an event that occurred when I was 14 years old. On February 5, 1999 my mother […]

Retired Oblates

Retired Oblates

In the United States there are 85 fully retired Oblates and 33 Oblates in reduced active ministry. Like the people they served in the missions for so many years, these men require medical care, food, and shelter. Having lived lives of poverty and mission, these retired Oblates simply do not have the means to survive […]