Mission Statement of Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Province of Britain and Ireland
The word “OBLATE” is taken from the word “OBLATION” meaning “offered” or “dedicated”.
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate are men dedicated to a mission: to continue the work of Jesus Christ by working with the most abandoned.
In 1816 Eugene de Mazenod founded our congregation in response to the ravages of the French Revolution where people were left destitute. Today, as then, there are many people who have no hope, are ignorant of faith, and estranged from God. The Oblates are priests and brothers who rise to the challenge of our times, reaching out to the needy and the hurting, bringing the message of God’s love and forgiveness to all.
We are an international congregation of over 5,000 men spread over five continents. In our province of Scotland, Wales, England, the Channel Islands and Ireland we work mainly in parishes. But we are also involved in retreats, missions, hostels for the homeless and spiritual guidance. We have a missionary presence in Brazil.
An Oblate is one who is committed to Jesus Christ. He is a man for the poor with their many faces.
If you would like to know more
The Oblate Community
Phone: 01 4540841